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The Mission Herald 


Saint James', Wilmington 
January 27-28, 1932 

Pre-Convention Meetings 
1. A supper meeting of the Diocesan Assembly 
of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, at 6:15 P. M., 
January 26th, with Mr. P. H. Kasey of Green- 
ville, presiding. 

2. Meeting of the Executive Council, January 

January 27th 

1. Celebration of the Holy Communion, 7:30 
A. M. 

2. Organization of the Convention, and address 
of the Bishop, 10:00 A. M. 

3. Regular/ order of business (See Rules of 

Committee on Elections. 

Committee on New Parishes. ; 

Standing Committee. , 

Treasurer. i ' 

Committee on Finance. 

Committee on Canons. 

Committee on Unfinished Business. 

Committee on the State of the Church. 
^ Trustees of the Diocese. 

Trustees of the University of the South. 

Other Special Committees. 

Other Reports. 

Petitions and Memorials. 
I Motions and Resolutions. 

Among the important matters to come before 
the Convention are: 

1. The Bishop's Address which will be unusual 
in many ways this year and will contain sugges- 
tions requiring the serious consideration of the 

2. Election of Delegates to the Provincial 

3. Report of Finance Department on plans for 
this year. 

4. Address by Rev. R. W. Trapnell, D. D. of 
the National Field Department. (Wednesday 
evening, January 27th). 

5. Report of the Diocesan Commission on 

6. Report of the special Committee on the work 
of Lay Readers. 

7. Reports of important Committees on Insur- 
ance, State of the Church, Church Pension Fund, 
and Thompson Orphanage. 

8. Report of the Executive Council. 

NOTE. The principal address at the Brother- 
hood meeting will be made by Mr. Leon Palmer 
of Philadelphia. It is hoped that all of the dele- 

gates to the Convention as well as the regular 
Brotherhood representatives will attend this meet- 



Each year, shortly before Christmas many 
lights are strung on the outdoor Christmas tree 
which was given by Mr. and Mrs. Goodson of 
Winston-Salem, some years ago. When the lights 
are turned on the children gather about the tree 
and sing the old carols and have a little ceremony 
of the lighting of the tree. 

Many Charlotte people have remarked upon the 
beauty of our lighted tree, and one man said it 
was the prettiest tree in the city. It gives great 
joy and many happy thrills to the children. 


Every one was up, bright and early, for around 
the Christmas trees at each cottage were presents 
and a huge red stocking for each child filled with 
candy, nuts, raisins, oranges and apples. 

Each child Wvis well remembered, thanks to the 
generous provision made by St. Peter's Service 
League under the tine direction of Miss Kate 
Johnston. Also, two large boxes of presents were 
sent from Trinity, Scotland Neck, and a large box 
from the Sunday School at High Point. Then 
there were mariy individual boxes for all of which 
the children wish to express their sincere appre- 
ciation and most grateful thanks. 


The crowning event of Christmas Day was the 
celebration of the Holy Communion in the little 
Chapel. The church was lovely in its decorations 
of holly and evergreen, the choir sang very heart- 
ily, and altogether it was a very sweet, solemn and 
joyous service. 


On Thursday morning, December 24th the chil- 
dren were the guests of the Charlotte "News" at 
the Carolina Theatre -where a special "Jackie 
Cooper" film was shown. After the picture all 
the children were presented with "Yo-Yo's", an 
Orange and candy" 

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In this, my first letter for 1932, I desire to ex- 
tend loving New Year greetings to our diosesan 
family and to tell you something of our plans 
for a "bigger and better" Mission Herald. 

Our diocesan paper has played a fine part in 
the life of East Carolina for many years and I 
know that it is still a welcomed visitor to many 
homes, but we, who are responsible for its publi- 
cation, are very anxious that it should be made 
so interesting and helpful that it will find a wel- 
come in every home in the Diocese. 

With that end in view, we have worked out a 
plan for 1932 that will, we believe, cause the 
Mission Herald to make a real appeal to every 
member of every parish in the diocese. 

The special features for 1932 will include a 
serial story for children, by the Rev. William A. 
Lillycrop of St. Paul's Church, Greenville. This 
attractive story, which begins in this issue is 
called "Betty and the Scarlet Bunny" and is, as 
an editorial in the Greenville Reflector states 
"a distinctly entrancing story of a little girl who 
gains many wonderful lessons through associa- 
tions with a scarlet rabbit, who has a keen insight 
into life and is attempting to help others gain 
a broader perspective." It really is a thrilling 
story and it will be enjoyed by the "grownups" 
as well as the children. 

Another helpful feature will be a series of 
stories by Mr. Lillycrop entitled, "The Awaken- 
ing of St. Timothy's League", and I am satisfied 
that every member of the Young People's Service 
League, together with the League Counsellors will 
find this series stimulating and helpful. 

In reading the first installment this month 
many of you will say "he must have been writing 
about our League", but he really was not. In 
next month's issue you will learn how "St. 
Timothy's League" got down to work. 

Another most helpful feature will be a page de- 
voted to brief items of interest regarding happen- 
ings in the General Church. This digest of 
Church news will be written each month by the 
Rev. William H. Milton, D.D., Rector of St James' 
Church, Wilmington. There is no man in the 
Church better qualified for such work than Dr. 
yO Milton and I know you will find this feature very 
to helpful. 

^ Our own Editor, the Rev. W. R. Noe, with the 
^ cooperation of the clergy and other correspon- 
^ dents, will give us a page of important and inter- 

esting diocesan news each month, and I will con- 
tinue to write a brief letter for each issue. 

We will also have special articles dealing with 
outstanding missionary work in the diocese and 
we are beginning those special articles with Mrs. 
Jennie M. Howard's fine account of the work at 
Lake Phelps. 

We believe we can make the Mission Herald a 
really great diocesan paper, but of course we must 
have your cooperation if our plans are to succeed. 
Editor Noe has many fine plans for increasing 
the circulation and enlarging the usefulness of the 
paper and I ask for him your quick and ready 
cooperation in his plans. 

Faithfully and affectionately. 

Your friend and Bishop, 
Thomas C. Darst. 


Dear League Members : 

We are now entering upon a New Year and 
its up to us to make it a year worth while. We 
are not only the Church of Tomorrow but a very 
important part of the Church Today. 

We had a wonderful Convention in October, and 
with "Loyalty", the theme of that Convention, as 
our keynote, each and every one of us should begin 
now to do his best to make his League the finest 

Our Master calls us. Its up to you and to me. 
Will we do our share to make our League the very 

God, first; others, second; ourselves, last. If 
we keep this thought in our minds we will be sure 
to succeed. 

Let's pledge to our Bishop and to Miss Harris 
our loyal support throughout the coming year. 
Isabel Tillinghast, 

President, Y. P. S. L. 

During the Christmas holidays, there was an 
unique Service at St. Paul's, Greenville. It was 
in charge of some of the young people of the 
Parish. Evening Prayer was read by Louis 
Stuart Ficklen. The Lessons were read by N. H. 
Whitehurst, Jr. A talk was made to the congre- 
gation by E. B. Ferguson, Jr., who was home from 
the University for Christmas. He talked on "The 
Power of Christ on the Campus", and gave the 
congregation a realization of the reality of relig- 
ion in the life of students today. 

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General Church 

By Rev. William H. Millon, D.D. 

On the first of December last, the Treasurer of 
the National Council, Mr. Lewis B. Franklin, sent 
notice to the several Dioceses through their Treas- 
urers, and to the whole Church through the 
Church press, that $1,070,256.00 must be sent in 
by January 15th, in order to balance the 1931 
budget. This amount is nearly half of what the 
Dioceses notified the National Council might be 
expected from them during the year. 

Nearly the same condition faced the Church 
in 1930, and of the amount due at the end of that 
year, almost a million dollars, the whole was paid 
by the Dioceses. 

The Church, as represented by its leaders, and 
indeed, by every interested member, awaits hope- 
fully, if anxiously, to hear what the response has 
been during the closing month of the past year. 
There is no less interest throughout the Church 
in the returns from the last Annual Every Mem- 
ber Canvass, upon which the National Council 
must base its appropriations for the support of the 
Churchs' work for the present year. Will the 
Church meet the challenge of the Treasurer in his 
ringing call "No Retreat", or must Her work in 
every field, — foreign, domestic and diocesan, and 
in every department, — missions, education and 
social service, be curtailed? 

As yet there is silence from headquarters. May 
it be broken by a triumphant shout such as went 
up last year. 

Here in our own Diocese, there is the same 
anxious question : Our Treasurer sent notice the 
first of December, that $16,000.00 was still due 
on the $41,000.00 which its Parishes and Missions 
accepted. Up to date only about $6,000.00 has 
been received, while the whole is needed to bal- 
ance our budget of expenditures for the last year. 

The answer to the question, "What will the 
Church in East Carolina do about it?" will be 
given by the individuals upon whose subscriptions 
our budget was based, through their prompt pay- 
ments for the past, and their renewal for the com- 
ing year, or else by reduction of the work of the 
General Church and Diocese, and the curtailment 
of the already meager support of our workers. 


Council to expect $1,400, Hawaii, asked for $5,500, 
expects to pay $6,000. 

Here is a stimulating bit of news from the Mis- 
sion Field : Porto Rico and Hawaii are assuming 
larger 1932 budget quotas than were assigned to 
them. Porto Rico was asked to assume $1,200 
and sends word to the treasurer of the National 

And here is another equally inspiring: A young- 
negro boy walked one hundred miles from his 
home to Lawrenceville, Va., in order to enter St. 
Paul's School. On the way he sold all his pos- 
sessions and some of his clothes, arriving at the 
school destitute but determined. 

This is only one example of the influence of 
Christian missions on the Governments of the 
world. The Chinese Government's Minister to 
Mexico, formerly Chinese consul-general in New 
York City, is the son of a former priest of True 
Sunshine Mission in San Francisco. He is a keen 
Churchman, a member of Christ Church Cathe- 
dral, Mexico City, where oflScial representatives 
of several other non - Mexican nationalities are 
among the congregation. 

May be this will help to increase the interest of 
clergy and people in the Good Friday offering: 
Good Friday is rapidly approaching, as Church 
people using their radios on Christmas Eve may 
have been reminded. The Rev. Charles T. 
Bridgeman, whose work is supported by the Good 
Friday Offering touched an electric switch which 
started the chimes playing at Trinity and St. 
Thomas' Churches, New York City. This volun- 
tary offering taken by many parishes on Good 
Friday (and should be taken by all), was not 
adequate last year to maintain existing work and 
the Rev. John Panfil has therefore been recalled 
from Mosul. 

This as a tonic for the times : Few bishops have 
been harder hit by losses and retrenchments in 
recent years, in proportion to the size of their 
work, than the English Bishop of South Tokyo, 
Dr. Heaslett. In closing a report he writes: "Op- 
portunities are literally beyond understanding. 
You set a point and you say, when we get there 
we will rest. But when you arrive a^i the set 
point, you find always new horizons, new and un- 
explored regions, new invitations, new dangers. 
There is always a person or a group beyond, 
pleading. The Spirit leads. 

"If we confine our vision to losses in persons 
and money, we should despair; blow upon blow 
has fallen on us and at times we are likely to fall 

January, 1932 

into a slough of despondency. But that is not 
what is happening. 

"We say, God moves in a mysterious way; we 
await further revelations of His gracious will ; 
meanwhile, we work in hope and make slow but 
sure progress in understanding what has been al- 
ready revealed. In the Apostolic word, we are 
troubled but not cast down." 

Another from the "far flung battle line" : Did 
you know that there are churches where from five 
hundred to eight hundred people come to daily 
morning and evening prayer? In the delta of the 
great Niger River, in Nigeria, four doors east of 
Liberia on the west African coast, swamps and 
creeks cut the district into hundreds of little di- 
visions and islands. The English Bishop has 104 
churches in that district alone, and 'Only three 
priests. Acknowledging a grant from the S. P. 
C. K. toward a much needed motor boat, the only 
means of getting about at all promptly among 
these stations, Bishop Lasbrey writes: "At some 
churches 500 to 800 people come every day of the 
week to morning and evening prayer." 

A bit of fun at our own expense, and an example 
as well of how little the general public knows 
about our terminology: Bishop Green of Miss- 
issippi got a new title the other day. He says that 
he has often been called "Bishop Coadjutator" and 
"Bishop Coadjustor", but that the letter address- 
ing him as "Bishop Court of Judah" received the 
other day was entirely new. 


During the past year or more the Commission 
on Evangelism and Personal Religion of the Prov- 
ince of Sewanee (4th Province) has been working 
for the development of a greater interest in 
Schools of Prayer, Quiet Days and Retreats. 
Slowly but surely a movement along the line of the 
purpose common to these three forms of spiritual 
activity has been making headway throughout 
the Church and in the Fourth Province, as else- 
where, more and more of our clergy and laity are 
manifesting an increased interest in the move- 

Last February a most helpful Provincial Clergy 
Retreat was held under ideal conditions at the 
DuBose Memorial Training School, Monteagle, 
Tennessee, (six miles from Sewanee), with forty- 
one Clergy attending. A similar Clergy Retreat 
will be held there February 2-5, — Tuesday after- 
noon through Friday breakfast — to which all 
clergymen are cordially invited. The Rev. John 

S. Bunting, rector of the Church of the Ascension, 
St. Louis, Missouri will be the conductor. The 
cost to each Retreatant for the above period at 
the School will be nine dollars, payable on arrival. 

Without at all stressing differences of church- 
manship, our Commission wishes to emphasize 
the fact that we especially want at this Retreat 
men who are Evangelical and men who are not 
familiar with Retreats. The most extreme Anglo- 
Catholic will be just as cordially welcomed; but 
we are particularly desirous of giving those who 
do not know Retreats and those who are preju- 
diced against them an opportunity of finding for 
themselves the unique and very great spiritual 
value of a Retreat. Many of us are convinced 
that they offer the line of activity most needed in 
the Church to-day and we hope that the opportun- 
ity for testing this idea offered by this particular 
Retreat will be seized by many of our clergy. 

As the number who can be housed is limited it 
is a case of "first come first served" and enroll- 
ments should be made at once with the under- 
signed, secretary of the Commission on Evan- 
gelism and Personal Religion of the Fourth 
Province; address Greenville, S. C. 

Rev. Malcolm S. Taylor. 

P. S. — While we are on the subject of Retreats, 
it will probably interest you to know that our 
Provincial Commission has completed arrange- 
ments whereby the Presiding Bishop of the 
Church will conduct a Retreat for the Bishops of 
the Fourth Province at the College of Preachers, 
in Washington, February 23-26 which we hope all 
of the Bishops in the Province will be able to 
attend. So far as we know, this will be the first 
Bishops Retreat ever held in this country. 

The Rev. R. B. Drane, D. D. of St. Paul's, Edenton, 
who has been sick for several weeks, is in the 
Charlotte Sanitorium for treatment. It is our 
hope that he will be helped and that he will soon 
be able to return to his home. We shall miss Dr. 
Drane at the meeting of our Annual Convention 
this year. He has attended all the meetings since 
the organization of the Diocese, and has been 
President of the Convention for a number of 
years. He is also President of the Standing Com- 
mittee of the Diocese and Chairman of the Board 
of Examining Chaplains. 

On Christmas Eve night, the Church School 
and Y. P. S. L. of Holy Innocents' Parish, Seven 
Springs, gave a lovely Pageant as a part of their 
Christmas program. There is much talent and 
splendid leadership in this group of young people 
and the Pageant was well prepared and rendered. 

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Chapter One 

Mother had put the last touch to her prepara- 
tions for Betty's Birthday party when she dis- 
covered that she needed just a few pretty autumn 
leaves for the dining room table. 

"I'll get some leaves for you Mother," Betty 

And quickly pulling on her red sweater and tak- 
ing her little basket in her hand, she ran down on 
the sidewalk; looked up and down Fifth Street; 
then dashed across to the woods of the College 

There, scattered beneath the trees, Betty found 
leaves of every color. And she had just about 
filled her basket with some of the prettiest, when, 
right behind her, there came a sudden unusual 
noise, "Kerflop !" 

Betty nearly jumped out of her skin. She look- 
ed around and what do you suppose she saw? 
There on the ground was a little rabbit. 
Betty looked at him for a moment, wondering 
where in the world he had come from ; then in her 
amazement she exclaimed out loud : 

"For goodness sakes, its a red rabbit!" 

"Umph, umph," said the rabbit, as though 
speaking to himself ; "I had a bad fall out of that 

"And he speaks!" again cried Betty. 

Whereupon, the rabbit looked towards Betty 
and remarked with sarcasm : 

"What a stupid girl! I have just fallen out of 
a tree; and all you do is to stand there saying, 
"Its a red rabbit!" and "He speaks!" 

"0 please excuse me!" quickly said Betty, "Are 
you hurt much? I was just so surprised I — I for- 
got my manners entirely. Isn't there something 
I can do for you?" 

"Well I don't know," said the rabbit in a kinder 
tone of voice, "I don't think I am hurt much, most- 
ly scared I guess." 

But, as the rabbit tried to stand up on his feet, 
Betty noticed that he was very wobbly. Then he 
looked towards her again and said : 

"I will ask you to help me to my house. Then 
after I rest a bit there, I know I will be all right." 

"I'll be glad to," answered Betty, "Where do 
you live?" 

"Just over there," he said, and he pointed to a 
hole in the ground a few feet from a nearby bush. 

Betty helped him to reach his hole ; and then she 
did not know quite what to do. Should she just 
leave him at the door of his house or was there 
some way she could help him inside it? While 
she was thinking about this the rabbit himself 
told her what to do. 

"Help me go down into my room," he said. 

"I was wondering how I could," said Betty, 
"The hole leading down into your house is so small 
and I am so big I don't see how I can do it?" 

"That's easy enough," quickly replied the rabbit. 

"Why, how can I do it?" asked Betty. 

"Just shut your eyes; and keep thinking to 
yourself: 'How small I am, how little,' Then you 
will grow small enough to enter my hole," said he. 
Those who think little of themselves always grow 
little enough to do anything they want to do." 

So Betty shut her eyes and thought to herself : 
"How small I am, how little." 

And soon sure enough she was quite small ; and 
was able to go with the rabbit right down into 
his hole. 

Arrived down in the rabbit's hole, Betty first 
of all helped him to lie down on the leaves which 
he had piled in one corner for his bed, and as 
soon as the rabbit was there, he began to nibble 
on some healing weed that rabbits keep near their 
beds for their spells of sickness. 

While he was doing this, Betty looked around; 
and she was amazed. All over the floor of the 
room were little cans of paint in red, brown, yel- 
low and orange colors. As she looked, her face 
was filled with wonder. 

By this time the rabbit was feeling much better ; 
and seeing the expression on her face, he explain- 

"These cans of paint every where that you 
see are the colors for this years' autumn leaves." 

"Oh !" said Betty too surprised to speak. 

"Yes," said the rabbit; and that explains a lot 
of things. You see, I belong to the group of 
rabbits who paint the leaves of the trees all the 
different colors each year. And that explains why 
I can talk. There are only a few of us. And you 
can be sure that whenever you find one of us you 
will always be able to talk to us." 

"That's grand," answered Betty. 

"And also," continued the Bunny, "These colors 
explain why I am a red or a Scarlet Bunny. One 
day you see, while I was painting some red leaves 
on a tree, I fell off and landed in my red paint 
bucket, and this red never comes off." 

"Goodness," remarked Betty smiling at the 

January, 1932. 

thought of how funny the Scarlet Bunny must 
have looked yhen he landed in that can, "You 
must fall a lot? 

"Oh yes, I do," answered the scarlet Bunny, 
"You see we all become like what we work with 
constantly. I work with falling leaves; and so I 
do fall every now and then." 

At this mention of work, Betty thought of the 
le.ives she had come to get for her mother. 

"I must be going back to my work now," she 
said. "My mother will be waiting for her leaves. 
But before I go I want to ask you to come to my 
Birthday Party tomorrow. I live just across 
from the Campus." 

"I would love to come," answered Scarlet Bunny 
"And I am going to bring you a surprise when I 
come," he added, as betty started out the door of 
his hole. 

"That will be great," Betty cried delightedly. 
Then she stopped for a mom.ent on her way out 
and asked: "How do I get my natural size again 
when I get out of here?" 

"Just do it the otherway around this time," 
said the Scarlet Bunny. "When you get outside, 
shut your eyes and think : How big I am, how fine, 
how strong, and you will be again your natural 
size. Goodbye." 

With a wave of her hand, Betty left the rabbit 
hole. As soon as she was outside she shut her 
eyes as the Scarlet Bunny had told her to do and 
thought; "How fine I am, how big." 

In a twinkling she was her own natural size 
again. And, as she picked up her basket of au- 
tumn leaves to hurry home, she wondered what 
surprise Scarlet Bunny would bring her tomorrow 
when he came to her Birthday Party. 

See the Mission Herald for February for "The 


We send best wishes for a Ha^ipy New Year 
to each of our friends throughout the Diocese! 

December ended in a flurry of anxious moments 
over exams and happy excitement over anticipat- 
ed Christmas holidays. 

The last Club meeting was held on Friday after- 
noon December. 18th. Friendly Hall presented 
a s;ene of much beauty with its brightly lighted 
tree, its holly vv^reaths, evergreens and burning 
red tapers. 

Each girl brought soirie useful gift to lay at 
the foot of the tree and these gifts were later 
tuiLied over to Mr. Lillycrop for distribution 
g.mong the needy. 

The program consisted of the singing of Christ- 

mas Carols by the Club, a beautiful talk on the 
Meaning of Christmas by Mr. Lillycrop and a 
lovely reading by Mrs. P. W. Picklesimer. Mrs. 
Picklesimer is always the guest of the Club on 
Christmas and her visit is always looked forward 
to with much pleasure. 

On Friday afternoon, December 11th, the Club 
was delighted to have as their guest Miss Bessie 
Brown who presented a very lovely progi'am of 

This fall a group of Seniors have been spend- 
ing a few happy hours in Friendly Hall on Sat- 
urday evenings. The girls look forward to these 
evenings in the comfortable, pleasant room with 
the warm open fire. 

Through this column we want to thank our 
friends for the many magazines and books which 
com.e to us from time to time. Your loving 

thoughtfulness is appreciated very much. 

Last month we printed a poem "The Friend of 
Friends" by Lucile Noell. Lucile is a member of 
our student group and wrote the poem for our 
Student Bible Class. This month we are printing 
another by Joy Pickard also written for the Bible 

By Joy Pickard 
(A student at E. C. T. C.) 

Oh Holy Father, cheer our way. 

On the steep and upward way 

Be near to us, we pray. 

O calm of rested hills above 

Share with us God's Gracious love 

Grant us Thy peace, we pray. 

Teach us in our heart 

Thy praise to sing 

That we may know v/hat Grace can bring. 

Lead us by Thy Grace 

To a closer walk with Thee 

Help us in our lives to show Thy Graciousness. 

Create within us, dear Jesus 

A new spirit — a clean heart 

To be only Thine. 

Dear Father, show us Thy way 

That we may follow in Thy footsteps. 

Guide us by Thy light, 

God of power and might. 

J. M. H. 

Under the leadership of the Vestry, assisted by 
the Rector and the Rev. W. R. Noe, Executive 
Secretary of the Diocese, St. Paul's, Greenville, 
made a special effort to reach their diocesan 
apportionment for 1931, a splendid special offer- 
ing being given by the whole congregation on the 
first Sunday of the New Year. 

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The Annual Convention this year meets Jan- 
uary 27th in St. James' Church, Wilmington. The 
Program will be of unusual interest, including 
addresses on subjects of missionary and educa- 
tional interest. One of the speakers will be the 
Rev. R. W. Trapnell, D.D., of the National Field 

Practically a whole day will be recommended 
to the Convention for the consideration of the 
needs of the Diocese and the work of Church 
Extension in general. Let every Vestry in its 
election of delegates to the Convention choose 
such men as will probably attend, and thus make 
possible a Convention which shall be fully repre- 
sentative of every parish and mission in the Dio- 
cese. Wilmington will have no difficulty in enter- 
taining them, even if every Church sends its full 
quota. W. R. N. 


Especial attention is called to the Pre-Conven- 
tion meeting to be held in the Great Hall of St. 
James', Wilming':on, January 26th, under the 
auspices of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. 

Those of us who were at Greenville last year 
remember the inspiring message of Mr. Pelham, 
a business man from Chicago ; and those of us who 
attended one of the breakfasts at Denver during 
the General Convention will be glad to know that 
the youth movement is to be explained by Mr. 

Leon C. Palmer, General Secretary of the Brother- 
hood of St. Andrew. Mr. Palmer has been active- 
ly engaged in this movement since its inception, 
and understands its practical workings. 

It is hoped that each clergyman will bring with 
him to this dinner the delegates, as well as mem- 
bers of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, that full 
advantage may be taken of this opportunity. 

J. Q. B. 


The Annual Meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary 
will have many important matters to consider. 
There will be the election of officers and reports 
for the year 1931. Addresses will be made by 
prominent speakers. The five subjects of dis- 
cussion at the Denver Triennial will be presented. 
Dr. W. H. Milton will speak on "International 
Relations" ; Rev. Alexander Miller on "Family 
Life"; Dr. R. W. Trapnell on "Religious Think- 
ing of Today" ; Rev. R. I. Johnson on "Inter-Racial 
Contacts' and Mrs. W. S. Carawan on "Property 
and Economics." 

"The United Thank Offering" will be the sub- 
ject of an address by Mrs. C. R. Pancoast of Phila- 
delphia, Pa. J. M. 


Before an adequate financial plan can be de- 
vised, there must be an adequate vision. Educa- 
tion of the people to see the importance of mis- 
sions is the first step in any plan. While many 
churches have progressed to the point where the 
members contribute weekly to the local work, 
there are still a great many who do not give to 
missions on the same basis. Systematic giving 
for all purposes will solve many of our financial 
problems. It is hoped that in every Diocese, the 
work of informing the people until their con- 
sciences are awakened will be continued. It will 
take time and will be expensive, but it will be 
worth-while in every way. 

W. R. N. 


The Bishop, in his first letter of the New Year, 
has given our plans for 1932. We hope that you 
will enjoy the paper and that you will help us to 
increase the circulation by asking your friends 
to subscribe. The paper should be in every home 
in the Diocese. W. R. N. 

January, 1932 


Dear Young People — Our Joy and our Source of 
Inspiration : 

How I would love to know you all. As we work 

» together this year may we increase in blessed 
wisdom and have the will to overcome obstacles 
and the desire to serve humanity. 

As a counsellor in St. James' League, I am send- 
ing on to you a plan of work which we have out- 
lined for the year with the hope that from it you 
may find helpful suggestions. May I urge that 
you consult often with your rector and realize the 
rare benefits of his rich experience, interest and 
love which will be of incalculable value to you, 

1. Theme — Adventuring for Youth through Re- 
consecration to Fellowship. 

Motto : I Serve. 

2. Fellowship. 

A. Joint Meeting of all the Leagues of the City. 

B. Candle Light Service and Friendship Circle. 

C. Dramatic Episode, "Where Love is, God is." 

D. Active Membership Committee. 

tE. Christmas Pageant, "0 Come let us Adore 

F. Celebration of Birthdays of Great Leaders. 

G. Easter Pageant. 

3. Service. 

A. Conduct Evening Church Service. 

B. (a) First Sunday of each month, 
(b) Members reading Lesson and Prayers, 

acting as ushers and singing in the choir, 

B. Serving lunches to undernourished school 

C. Food and Clothing to poor family once a 

D. Holding Service at County Home, 

E. Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, gifts, 
filled stockings to the needy. 

F. Contributions to Camp Leach and the Bish- 
op's Students Fund, 

i G. Lenten Offering. 

4. Discussions and Debates. 
Problems Confronting Youth Today. 
A. Discovering for Ourselves just what the 

Religion of Jesus is. 
I B, Literature and Morals. 

C, How to make the League an Influencing 
Center in the Community, 
? D. The Aim of Education. 

p E. How to develop an attractive Personality 

Through Humility, Self Control and Sincer- 

F. How to find Happiness by giving Happiness. 

G. Violation of the Eighteenth Amendment. 
H. Is war necessary to settle Disputes. 

I. Making a wise Budget of our Time. 

J. Is a Scientific Attitude necessary to an Ade- 
quate Knowledge of the Bible? 
K. Does our Patriotism extend to other Nations? 
L. IIow can a better Understanding between 
the Older Generation and the Younger Gen- 
eration be brought about? 
M. Does Life have a Great Purpose? 

Charlotte P. Bailey, 
Chairman of Committee on 

Young People's Work. 



The month of December has been one of real 
service for St. John's Y. P. S. L. in Fayetteville. 
It was a great pleasure to have Captain Turner 
with us for the last Y. P. S. L. meeting he would 
attend in the United States. We presented him 
with a gift in appreciation of his work with the 
young people while in this country. The next 
Sunday night, in place of our regular meeting, 
we went to Clinton with our Rector, Rev. Archer 
Boogher, to conduct a service there. 

At Christmas we took charge of two needy 
families and did our best to make their Christmas 
a happy one. On Christmas Eve night we spon- 
sored a midnight Candle Light Service in our 
Church. The Church was lighted only by the 
candles on the Altar. The large choir composed 
of the Y. P. S. L. marched in singing. During the 
service several anthems and carols were sung and 
the Christmas story was read by the Rector. The 
crucifer lit his candle from the Rector's candle, 
which was lit from the candles on the Altar. Then 
the crucifer lit the candles of the choir and four 
of the younger boys went down from the choir and 
lit the candles of the congregation so that every- 
one held a burning candle. After this beautiful 
service the members of the League went caroling 
to the shut-ins, hospitals and jails. 

The Sunday following Christmas, we presented 
a program at the Confederate Ladies' Home, near 
Fayetteville. The Ladies always enjoy the young 
people and we are glad to go out and put on a 
program for them. 

We have a Service Committee that is always 
on the lookout for some act of service for our 
League to do. For this past term, Mary Rhem 
has served faithfully as Chairman of this Com- 
mittee and to her and her Committee is due much 
praise for their splendid work. 

We have many new members and are striving 
to make our League a real, live, worthwhile or- 

A League Member. 


The Mission Herald 

Tise PoA^er and The 



Chapter One 

The three men sat in the comfortable and 
pleasant office of the rector of Christ Church. 
They had met together by appointment but only 
one of them knew the reason for the meeting. 

The Executive Secretary leaned over, slowly 
and deliberately he flipped the ashy end from his 
half smoked cigar before he spoke. 

"People talk a lot about the Power of the 
Church today and what she's able to do. She 
can do this, she can do that — " 

"Well, what's wrong with that?" broke in the 
young Rector quizzically, the usual twinkle in 
his eyes, "she can, can't she?" 

"That's just it," answered the Executive Sec- 
retary, "but it goes farther than that for she not 
only can but does." 

There was always an air of quiet strength 
about the Executive Secretary but today some 
deeper power stirred him. Both the other men 
felt it. The Rector glanced sharply at him and 
the humorous expression left his face. 

"For instance?" he asked seriously. 

Slowly the Executive Secretary turned the cigar 
in his fingers, gazing at it with unseeing eyes, 
then he laid it on the edge of the ash-tray. The 
other two waited for him to speak. 

"The power and the glory of this old church of 
ours," he said emphatically. "More and more I 
am seeing it as I go about the Diocese and more 
and more I'm convinced that our people should be 
made aware of what she is actually doing." 

He turned to the Missionary. 

"There's the story of your work, Charlie, talk 
about a thriller, why man, its made up of thrills." 

The Missionary had been silent for some time, 
he had leaned back in his chair listening to the 
others. Now he spoke. 

"You mean," he asked slowly, "that you want 
to put the story of that piece of work in print?" 

"Exactly," answered the Executive Secretary 
coming to the point. "This work of yours is de- 
monstrating what the church is really doing. 
There, in practical every day life her power is 
being manifested by transforming and remaking 
the souls of men." 

The Missionary rose and walked over to the 

From where he stood he could see the end of 
the Chapel surmounted by a stone cross. How 
clearly it stood in relief against the background 
©f the sky. 

With a sudden movement he turned about fac- 
ing the others. 

"I love those people" he said, "for nine years 
they have allowed me to share their life, trusting 
m.e. What will they think if I permit them to be 
held up in print for everyone to gaze upon." 

The Rector nodded understandingly. 

"It could mean the end of everything," he said 
softly, "the breaking down, the disintegration 
of the entire structure that you have labored to 
build up. 

"That's very true," this time it was the Execu- 
tive Secretary who interrupted. "But let me ex- 
plain my plan more fully." 

The Missionary turned to the window again as 
he listened. 

"Charlie, that piece of work of yours is one of 
the great things being done by the church, and I 
want to give it to the people through our Diocesan 

Again the Missionary spoke, this time half 
aloud as though reasoning with himself. 

"For nothing on earth would I embarass my 
people, yet no person should be ashamed of the 
blessings of God. Anyone who is helped of God 
is really a witness for Him if they are brave 
enough to tell someone else about it." 

He walked over and stood looking down at the 
Executive Secretary, his voice low, halting with 

"In our mission — its like the — Kingdom of God 
come down on earth." 

"Do you think it is fair to keep it hidden?" 
asked the Executive Secretary. 

The Missionary walked to the window and back 
again. He was thinking deeply. At last he came 
back to his chair and sat down. His answer 
came as from one who had made a great decision. 

"No, I don't suppose it is," he said. 

Leaning forward the Executive Secretary ask- 
ed eagerly. 

"Then you are willing?" 

"On one condition." 

"And that is—" 

"That it be done in the spirit of love," the Mis- 
sionary said. 

"I promise that," assured the Executive Sec- 

"The power and the glory — and the spirit of 
love — " said the young rector to himself as he 
stood facing the window. Through the window 
he could see the cross revealed against the clear 
sky. (To be continued.) 

January, 1932 



On the first Sunday in January an inspiring 
service was held in St. Paul's, Wilmington, com- 
memorating the tenth anniversary of the Rev. 
Alexander Miller as Rector of the Parish. 

The church was filled, with both members of 
the Parish and other friends of the Rector. 

Bishop Darst was present at the service, preach- 
ing the sermon, and celebrating Holy Communion. 

Mr. Miller expressed to the congregation his 
deep appreciation of the splendid cooperation of 
the peo'ple. 

Bishop Darst stated that during the ten years 
the membership had increased from 126 to 312. 

Mr. W. B. Campbell, representing the Vestry, 
read the following resolutions expressing the deep 
and heartfelt appreciation of St. Paul's members 
to both Mr. and Mrs. Miller. 

WHEREAS, to-day, January 3rd, 1932, Rever- 
end Alexander Miller has completed ten years of 
continuous service as Rector of Saint Paul's Par- 
ish; and, 

WHEREAS, during this period the new parish 
house has been erected and furnished, which in- 
creased the value of the physical property of the 
parish more than Seventy Thousand Dollars, and 
enables the church to provide modern — ample 
church school facilities for its children, and ade- 
quately serve the young people of the parish ; and, 

WHEREAS, under his guidance, there has been 
a steady and substantial increase in baptisms, con- 
firmations and communicants ; real progress in the 
Master's cause has been accomplished, stability 
and strength has been built up, and the influence 
of Saint Paul's immeasurably increased in Wil- 
mington and in the Diocese of East Carolina ; and, 

WHEREAS, during these fruitful years his 
energy and ability has not only been responsible 
for permanent progress and growth, but his faith, 
courage, christian fortitude and spiritual conse- 
cration has made room in our hearts for him, and 
he has truly become our beloved Rector: 

THEREFORE, The Vestry, representing the 
parish, on this occasion, records this evidence of 
its appreciation of the success Mr. Miller has at- 
tained, the regard and love we have for him, our 
willingness to follow his example and leadership ; 
and that his right teaching, his able leadership 
and exemplary christian life has been an inspira- 
tion and brought to us a finer understanding of 
the Church's work and the Master's purpose ; and. 

We are also mindful of the great contribution 
which Mrs. Miller has made toward the success 
of the work at Saint Paul's during these years, 
and we hereby express to her our genuine appre- 
ciation for her valuable aid and cooperation al- 
ways so freely given, and sincerely regret that she, 
on account of illness is unable to attend this cele- 
bration service to-day. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. B. Campbell, 
For the Vestry of St. Paul's 

Episcopal Church. 


On Sunday evening January 3, a beautiful 
Christmas mystery drama and pageant, "Come 
Ye To Bethlehem," was presented at St. John's 
Church, Wilmington, N. C, by members of the 
Young People's Service League. 

The beautiful story of the Nativity of our Lord 
was most appropriately told. The characters re- 
presented were portrayed in a reverent and digni- 
fied manner with a full appreciation of the deep 
spiritual meaning. 

The Pageant Drama was in three parts. Part 
one gave the impressive prophecy of the Saviour's 
birth and was taken from the Old Testament. 
Part two was the fulfillment of that prophecy, 
and part three revealed that the Christian Church 
is the bearer of the light to all nations. 

All the hymns and carols were taken from the 
Church Hymnal and the sacred "Nazareth" was 
by Gounod. 

The regular vested choir had an important part 
in the service, and Mrs. Arthur Diehl's rich and 
beautiful voice was heard in the solo "Nazereth" 
with chorus by the choir. The pageant began 
promptly at 8:00 o'clock with an organ prelude, 
"Angel's Serenade" by Braga which is an old 
favorite of music lovers. A silver offering was 
taken for the work of the Young People's League. 

Characters in the order of their appearance 
were as follows : 

Part one-Isaiah the Prophet; Shear Jashub, 
son of Isaiah ; Ahaz, King of Judah. 

Part two-The master of the Inn at Bethlehem ; 
two maid-servants; The Virgin Mary; Joseph; 
two herald angels and a company of 12 angels; 
three shepherds; King Melchior of Arabia; King 
Balthasar of Saba ; King of Caspar of Tharsis ; Six 
slaves for the three kings. 

Part three-Characters of part two from the 
final "Creche" ; Tableau ; Minister ; Choir. 

E. W. H. 


The Mission Herald 

CThe wAiDakeninq of SI. Q'iitiolhy's League 

By Rev. W. A. Lillycrop 

Chapter One 

When their counsellor, Miss Wheeler, turned on 
the lights in the Young People's room of St. 
Timothy's Parish House, she stopped for a mo- 
ment and looked at the motto hanging on the wall 
above the piano : "Not For Ourselves, But For 

Then, turning away she exclaimed half-aloud: 
"If that was only true !" 

She seated herself to wait for the members of 
the League. More often than not they came late. 
Tonight was no exception. Finally, as Miss 
Wheeler heard the town clock strike the hour of 
the meeting, an expression denoting decision came 
over her face and she said quietly to herself : 
"I am going to do it tonight." 
At this moment, there came a sound of footsteps 
and laughter. Then into the Young People's 
room came three High School girls and two boys. 
"You going to Agne's dance? one of the girls 
was asking another. 

"I reckon so," was the reply. 
"Hello," said Miss Wheeler to the group. 
"Hey!" responded one of the girls. 
The others nodded their heads and proceeded 
to sink down in sprawling, half reclining positions 
in the comfortable, easy chairs with which the 
room was furnished. That is, all except one girl. 
She sat down at the piano and struck a few notes 
of "You'll Try Somebody Else." This she con- 
tinued until she looked towards the door to see 
two more girls, who came in just then. 

Thus far no one had even mentioned the fact 
that they were all late. Miss Wheeler turned to the 
President, Elizabeth Carter, and said: 

"I think we had better start now. Lib, don't 

"Yes'm, I suppose so " she replied. 
Then, without getting up. Lib turned to one of 
the group, and said : 

"Jim, you give out the books." And then of 
the others she asked : "What do we want to sing 

"How about 268?" suggested Dick Saunders. 
"That will do as well as any," replied Lib. 
Whereupon, Catherine Dunlop, who was sitting 
at the piano, played haltingly through the first 

Then all struggled out of their comfortable 
seats to their feet and sang in a spiritless fashion 

the hymn, "Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult." 

Miss Wheeler looked around. Two of the boys 
were whispering. Two of the girls were smiling 
at each other over some confidence between them- 
selves. Only one or two were even looking at 
their books. The light of determination deepen- 
ed in her eyes. 

When the hymn was finished, they remained 
standing and said the Creed, then they knelt and 
Lib read the League Prayer from the handbook. 
"Oh God, our Heavenly Father, who hast given 
us Thy only Son, to be the Way, the Truth, and 
the Life, grant that we. Thy Young People, may 
faithfully follow in His most blessed footsteps. 
Give us, we pray Thee, strength and knowledge 
to be ever obedient to Thy will. Enlighten our 
understanding and ennoble our desires and make 
us daily more and more useful servants and sol- 
diers that Thy Kingdom may be enlarged through 
the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." 

When the prayer was finished, all resumed their 

"Let's have the minutes of the last meeting." 
Lib said, looking at Catherine Dunlop. 
"I left them home," said Catherine, smiling at 
the group. 

"How about the Treasurer's report," asked Lib 
of Jim. 

"Well, its time to send off our Diocesan dues," 
he said. "But we don't have it because every- 
body is behind on their payments," he continued, 
"And I have lost my book." 

"Who is on the program for tonight," Lib then 

"Why I fprgot all about it," answered Nancy 
Dawson, looking up from a whispered conversa- 
tion with Jim. 

"What shall we do tonight then?" asked Lib, 
without much real concern. 

"Let's plan a social," said Jim, making himself 
a bit more comfortable in his chair. 

At this. Miss Wheeler looked at Lib and sug- 
gested : 

"Let's have an impromptu program put on by 
all of us now." 

"Why, what can we have?" asked Lib, with a 
little note of curiosity in her voice. 

Miss Wheeler looked around the whole group 
then answered : 

"Let's Play 'Truth'. Jim told me some of you 
played that at his house party last summer. Let's 
play it tonight." 

"You mean that game, when each of us tells 

January, 1932 


some person in this group the exact truth about 
what we think of them?" asked Lib in surprise. 

"Yes." answered Miss Wheeler, "Only let's not 
take a member of the group. But let's each in 
turn tell the Truth about this Service League." 

"Oh," said Lib, in a tone that sounded as 
though she was losing interest in the idea. Then 
she continued, "There's not much truth to tell 
about our League. We are too few." 

"Yes," spoke up Catherine, "There are lots of 
young people in our Parish who ought to be here 
tonight, but they won't come." 

Miss Wheeler shook her head, "But you are 
not playing Truth when you talk this way," she 
said. Then she hurried on as if to strengthen 
by haste her own resolution : 

"I want us to tell the truth about this League 
tonight in a real way. That means telling the 
truth about ourselves because we who do come are 
really the league." 

Then, with the color mounting in her face, she 
went on without stopping : 

"I want first of all to tell the truth about my- 
self. Some of you some months ago asked me 
to become the Counsellor of your League. Then 
our Rector urged me, too, to do it ; and I promised 
and said, I would do the best I could with it. In 
the beginning, I felt it was worthwhile. We 
planned our programs with some ability. And 
there was a spirit of willingness to serve in our 

"But now," Miss Wheeler shook her head, "We 
are all shiftless, unreliable, and indifferent. For 
a long time now, week after week, we have report- 
ed on things we were supposed to do — "I forgot" 
— or some other excuse." 

"And through this time, I want to tell you," 
Miss Wheeler continued : "As your Counsellor, I 
I have not been praying for guidance about things 
I could do to help the League. But honestly, I 
have been thinking instead that I would go to our 
Rector and resign, so I would have my Sunday 
evenings free as everyone else." 

"But at the Communion Service this morning, 
Miss Wheeler continued, "When I heard those 
words — "And here we offer and present unto 
Thee, Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to 
be a reasonable, holy and living sacrifice unto 
Thee" — I grew ashamed of how little I was doing 
here. And I have been thinking and praying 
about it today. And I am wondering if we all 
can't start over and really serve?" , 

Miss Wheeler looked again around the group. 
No longer were they half reclining in their seats. 
They were sitting up with interest on their faces 
and in their eyes there was shining a new respect 
for Miss Wheeler. Her sincere and straight- 

forward appeal had touched them. 

After a moment's silence, Lib spoke first. 

"You've told the truth about our League all 
right, Miss Wheeler, and I feel ashamed too. That 
motto" she added, pointing to the words "Not for 
Ourselves But For Others" hasn't really meant 
much to us lately and I for one would like to start 
over and try to do some real service." 

Around the room some of the others nodded 
their heads. 

Just at that moment the bell for the Evening 
Service began to ring and Dick Saunders said: 

"Most of us, I expect, Miss Wheeler, feel you 
have voiced our own feelings. Down inside our- 
selves all of us want to belong to a League that is 
of real service to Christ. Its just that we have 
been careless and thoughtless about it. I would 
like to move that we do two things tonight." 

"First, I move. That before coming to our meet- 
ing next Sunday night each of us will think about 
our League and try to bring some practical sug- 
gestion about what we can do to improve it." 

"Second, I move. That we begin tonight by go- 
ing as a group to the Service that is just about to 
start in our Church." 

The motion was quickly passed by the whole 
group. And, as they hurried out of the Parish 
House into the Church, some of them could not 
help but feel that something full of meaning was 
about to happen to their League. 

In next month's Mission Herald read what did 
happen next, to St. Timothy's League. 


The Warren Transfer Co., generously provided 
a large truck, in which about fifty of the older 
children drove about the City early on Christmas 
Eve singing carols under the leadership of Mr. 
David Yates at a number of homes of Charlotte 
friends. Time did not permit the visiting of 
very many homes much to the regret of the chil- 

The weather was so pleasant this year that 
this occasion was especially enjoyable and the 
children had a happy evening and a lot of fun 
This is always one of the most enjoyable of the 
Christmas festivities. 

On the night of December 28th, St. John's 
Church School, Pitt County, had its Christmas 
Tree and the members of the Y. P. S. L. gave a 
pageant, which was their own production and 
which was a great success. The cast included the 
full membership of the League. This League has 
much talent in its membership. 


The Mission Herald 


Santa Claus came to St. Peter's Parish, Wa^h- 
ington, in a most modern way on the Sunday 
before Christmas Day. His mode of travel was 
in an areoplane which landed on the center of the 
stage in the auditorium of the Parish House. The 
children of the Church School had already been 
notified of his anticipated visit and of the reason 
for the visit. They came prepared to give him 
presents to take to the poor. The gifts were in 
such quantities that through other agencies in the 
city every child in the community and in the sur- 
rounding country places received gifts on Christ- 
mas Eve. The Children's Christmas service was 
held in the Church on the afternoon of the Sunday 
after Christmas Day. 

The following Committee of boys from the 
Church School Service League of St. James', Wil- 
mington, delivered the Duplex Envelopes for 1932 : 
Joe Hooper, Preston Bellamy, John Smallbones, 
Andrew Symmes, Harry Symmes, Billy Calder, 
Tommy Swain, William Kraft, Louis Poisson and 
Billy Hargrave. 

The interior of St. James' Church, Ayden, has 
been greatly beautified. This was made possible 
by a generous gift of the late C. A. Davis of 
Eureka, N. C, in memory of his wife, Nora 
Dawson Davis, who for many years, was a faith- 
ful communicant of St. James' Parish and who 
was a sister of Miss Lena Dawson of this Parish. 
The fund was supplemented by gifts from the 
Woman's Auxiliary and Mr. W. G. Boyd, Senior 
Warden of the Parish. 

The repairs include a recess Chancel, with a 
beautiful new window, rebuilt Altar, choir stalls, 
beamed roof, new walls, a complete lighting 
system and painting of the whole interior of the 

The Rector and members of the congregation 
are happy in their new home and are grateful in- 
deed for the gifts. 

The Rev. Frank D. Dean, M. D., of Wilmington, 
who has been in this Diocese since his ordination 
has accepted a call to St. Timothy's Church, 
Wilson, N. C, in the Diocese of North Carolina. 
He will continue to serve St. Andrew's Churi^h, 
Wrightsville Sound, in this Diocese, for the next 
few months. For several years after his ordina- 

tion, Dr. Dean was in charge of the Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Wilmington, and did unusually 
good work,- especially in furnishing the church. 
He served also as Assistant at St. James' Wil- 
mington; Diocesan Missionary and Minister-in- 
charge of St. Andrew's, Wrightsville Sound. The 
Church and Parish House at Wrightsville Sound 
were built and furnished during his ministry 
there and we are glad that he will continue to 
serve this congregation. 

St. Thomas', Bath, the oldest Church in North 
Carolina, has a good Church School, which means 
that the work of the Parish will continue for 
many years. There has been an increase in the 
number of scholars during the past year and the 
attendance each Sunday is good. 

The week before Christmas, the Young People's 
Service League of St. Mark's, Griffon, gave a 
minstrel in the High School Auditorium for the 
ben fit of local charity, the proceeds going to the 
Community Chest Fund. 

The minstrel was prepared by the members and 
was so well received that it was decided to take it 
to other places in the County. 

The Church School of Christ Church, New Bern 
Mr. George H. Roberts, Superintendent, provided 
forty-five presents for distribution in the com- 
munity at Christmas. 

On Christmas night, the Young People's Service 
League of St. James', Ayden, held their regular 
monthly social meeting at the Rectory, in the form 
of a Christmas party. Many contests and games 
were enjoyed. Almost the whole membership 
was present. 

On Christmas Eve, Miss Izora Whitfield and Mr. 
Lehman Barwick, both members of the Y. P. S. L. 
of Holy Innocents', Seven Springs, were married. 
The ceremony was performed by their Rector, 
the Rev. A. C. D. Noe. of Ayden. 

On the 23rd of December, the Church School of 
St Thomas', Bath, had its Christmas Tree. Christ- 
mas hymns were sung by the choir and presents 

January, 1932 


Were given to all those present, which included 
some who were not members of the School. 

reader of the Mission Herald, and to every one he 
extends the salutation. Fellow Editor! 

The Rev. S. E. Matthews, who has served Grace 
Church, Trenton," since the resignation of the Rev. 
Guy H. Madara, will have to give his time to 
other work in the Diocese during this year. This 
leaves Trenton without regular services for the 
present. — 

In order that the Parish House of St. Peter's, 
Washington, might be adequately furnished to 
take care of the children of the Church 
School when they used it for the first 
time on Sunday, February 19th, 1928, the children 
undertook the responsibility of paying for the 
chairs, the tables, and the blackboards in the Class 
Rooms, the bill being something over $700.00. 
On Chrisitmas Eve last the final payment was made 
and the jlast note cancelled, which note will be 
framed a!nd hung on the wall of the Parish House. 
The Church School has not only paid off this debt 
during the past three years, but at the same time, 
it has paid all of its own running expenses. 

We have heard of another Junior Y. P. S. L. in 
the Diocese. The one at St. Mark's, Griffon, has 
been organized for three years and is doing very 
constructive work. 

The Christmas box of the young people of 
Christ Church, New Bern, was sent to Dubois, 
Wyoming. The readers of the Mission Herald 
will remember that Miss Walton, one of our East 
Carolina missionaries, was in charge of this work 
for a number of years. 

According to reports, the Y. P. S. L. of Holy 
Innocents' Seven Springs, is working to put the 
Mission Herald in every home in the Parish. We 
wish you much success in this good work. 

Prester Willem 

The title of this coluttih might' mislead some 
readersof a too serious disposition. It would be 
presumptuous in the compiler to employ the noun 
"Light" for the matter which is to appear under 
the caption. But, without fear of being challeng- 
ed, he can employ the adjective "Light", as one 
says Light Music, Light Weight, Light Witted. 
It is purposed that what is to be printed here shall 
for the most part be, in the familiar words of the 
psalm, altogether lighter than vanity itself, and 
for this reason, the way faring man, though a sage 
may profit thereby. 
• The compiler seeks the cooperation of every 

One of the subjects calling for an exchange of 
opinion is the weird and jejune character of some 
of the hymns which are commonly sung in 
churches. Yea, our own fine hymnal,though so 
laboriously put together, contains not a few of a 
baser sort. In order to bring this subject to the 
attention which' it merits, Prester Willem invites 
readers to submit lists, under the title: "Five- 
Worst Hymns." Contributors should send in 
their lists early in the month, and should accom- 
pany them with reasons for their selection, briefly 
given. ' A prize of extreme value will be awarded 
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Pity the young clergyman who is just beginning 
his life work in his first Mission ! Behold him, 
newly arrived from the Seminary, where he has 
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cussions and recitations, been exhorted and ap- 
pealed to by every apostle of missionary, philan- 
thropic, educational, social service, and eleemosy- 
nary organization, to come over to his particular 
Macedonia and help ; behold him, we say, confront- 
ed immediately upon arrival by parochial „ 
problems and personal difficulties for which he 
has had no possible preparation, and which would 
tax even the ingenuity of a Dorothy Dix, or the 
evasiveness of a Dr. Cadman. 
Here is one such problem, presented to a young 
priest, one week after his ordination. The first ' 
Blue Monday has dawned, and he is in his room 
thinking over the failures of* the previous day. 
There is a knock at the door, and a heavily veiled 
woman enters — evidently a widow. Without any > 
preliminary explanations, she says, tearfully: "I 
am Mrs. Charlie Weeper ; my husband died a week 
ago. I have come to ask you where he is." I 
was floored. Knowing full well that I was no 
Poling or Fosdick and failing to recover in a hasty 
recollection of Professor Smither's recently con- 
cluded series of lectures entitled, "A Thousand 
Incidents Illustrative of Pastoral Theology," any 
similar case, I faltered out a few mild platitudes. : 
"What are you here for?" moaned the widow, "I 
thought clergymen knew all about the other world. 
All I can say is this — If Charlie is not in heaven, 
I don't care to go there. I shan't come to Church 
any more until you find out where he is." With 
this, she literally flounced out of the study. Crush- 
ed with a sense of the futility of my pastoral 
training, I pondered her case frequently, never 
encountering her again, until one bright Sunday 
she came into Church, leading a brand new second 


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At the recent Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Auxiliary of the Diocese the selection of a Presi- 
dent to succeed Mrs. Henry J. MacMillan, who had 
declined re-election, was left to the Executive 
Board of the Auxiliary with the approval and 
sanction of the Bishop. 

It gives me much pleasure to inform the mem- 
bers of the Auxiliary and the people generally 
throughout the diocese that the Board has select- 
ed for this office, Mrs. Fred L. Outland of Wash- 
ington, N. C. and that she has accepted the elec- 

Mrs. Outland, who has served most acceptably 
and efficiently as Chairman of the Social Service 
Department for several years, is a woman of 
splendid ability and one who possesses in a mark- 
ed degree those fine qualities of heart and mind 
that make for leadership in both temporal and 
spiritual affairs. 

In accepting her election she stated that relying 
upon God for guidance and counting upon the 
loyal cooperation of the women of the diocese, she 
was willing to give her best to the office to which 
she had been called. 

I am sure that you will all join me in the prayer 
that God may guide and direct her as she 
enters upon this larger service for Him and 
His Church, and I know that the women of the 
Auxiliary throughout the diocese will gladly give 
to her that loving and loyal cooperation without 
which no leader can rise to the fullest measure of 

Mrs. Outland has a noble heritage in the 
achievements of those devoted women who have 
graced the office in past years and we believe that 
under her leadership the Woman's Auxiliary of 
the diocese will press on with zeal and faith to the 
accomplishment of even greater things for Christ 
and His Church. 

With grateful thanks for all that the Auxiliary 
has done and for all of the beautiful plans that it 
has in its heart to do, I am 

Your friend and Bishop, 



By Mrs. Guy C. Small 
When our new Publicity Chairman asked me 
if I would write out my impressions of the Wo- 
man's Auxiliary, which I attended at Wilmington, 

January 27th and 28th, I could not refuse her 
request, remembering how earnestly she has labor- 
ed for us during the years while she was our 
beloved Diocesan President. 

Two thoughts stand out in my mind during 
that first morning's session; one, that "we must 
build our Kingdom of Earth into the Kingdom 
of God;" and the other, that the World day of 
prayer has been set for February twelfth. How 
sorely we need just such a day. 

Rev. R. W. Trapnell's Talk just before Lunch 
interested me greatly. His subject was "Religious 
Thinking Today". He told us that just as the o\d 
and the young find it hard to live together, so it 
is true of old and new ideas. A new way of 
thinking has been growing alongside of our old 
religion. Formerly God was the center of every- 
thing, later the thinker began to be interested in 
the happenings of Nature as well, and scientific 
data could be obtained from this study. Modern 
religious thinking says: "Do not go to search 
scientific information from the Bible, but seek 
from it all those songs and stories put there to 
honor God and to awaken in men a realization 
of God's presence and power. Spiritual religion 
comes to men to offer them something higher than 

Again in the afternoon, we had another great 
treat when Dr. W. H. Milton spoke of "Inter- 
national Relations". "God made of one blood all 
Nations." We are forced to accept this world 
vision as an Economic measure, for safety and 
security. Solve the yellow peril of China and 
Japan by making it a golden opportunity for 
Christianity. Christ was an Oriental with the 
mystic nature of the East. We here are simply 
Christians by an accident of history. So we are 
Eiraply going back home with the Christian reli- 
gion and when those great minds of the East are 
Christianized and get back their birthright, think 
how they can interpret that mystic mind of Christ. 

At. ten o'clock, Thursday morning, the meeting 
opened with the beautiful hymn, "0 Love that 
will not let me go. I rest my weary Soul in Thee." 

Rev. R. I. Johnson of the Inter-racial Contact 
Commission of New Bern, a colored man, spoke 
most intelligently and earnestly about his people. 
He ended his talk with this thought. In America 
all the oppressed of the Earth find asylum, and if 
the colored people were not here, there would be no 
picture of completed humanity. We know that 
time has a healing efficacy. We are not dealing 
with 1860, nor with 1960, but with today, and 
Rev. Johnson feels that man's conscience can be 
trusted to do the right thing by the colored race. 

I shall never forget how Rev. Alexander Miller 
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Brethren of the Clergy and Laity of the Diocese 
of East Carolina. 

"Grace be unto you, and peace from God our 
Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ." 

We welcome you to this, the forty-ninth Annual 
Convention of our Diocese, and we pray that God 
the Holy Spirit may inspire us with courage and 
wisdom and faith as we plan for the development 
and extension of the work committed to our 

Since our last Convention, four Bishops of the 
Church have entered into the larger life with 
God. May we stand as their names are read. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas James Garland, D. D. Bishop 
of Pennsylvania, died March 1, 1931. 

Rt. Rev. Richard Henry Nelson, D. D. Bishop of 
Albany, died April 25, 1931. 

Rt. Rev. John Poyntz Tyler, D. D., Bishop of 
North Dakota, died July 13, 1931. 

Rt. Rev. Theodore Irving Reese, D. D. Bishop 
of Southern Ohio, Died October 13, 1931. 

"May they rest in peace and may Light perpet- 
ual shine upon them." 

In beginning my annual address to the Con- 
vention of 1931, I said: 

"We are meeting in a time of unrest, confusion 
and fear, and I pray that God the Holy Ghost may 
so guide us in our deliberations and inspire us 
with His wisdom that we may be enabled to carry 
back to our people a message so compelling in its 
courage, and so unfaltering in its faith, that the 
whole Diocese may respond with renewed conse- 
cration to the call of Christ and His Church." 

As I look back today upon the record of this 
past year, I can say from a thankful heart that 
my prayer was answered, and that my confidence 
in your loyalty and devotion was not misplaced. 

The Diocese, as a whole, has responded with 
renewed consecration to its task, and in the valley 
of its material depression has found joy and peace 
as it strove to do the will of God. 

This new spirit of consecration found expres- 
sion in many ways, notably in the self-denying 
labors of our clergy, the sacrificial generosity of 
many of our laity, and the high spirit of adven- 
ture for Christ that has literally transformed the 
young people's organizations of our diocese. 

It has not been an easy year for those of us who 
have the life of the Diocese at heart. There have 
been many anxious hours, many long conferences 

on ways and means, many severe and heart-break- 
ing readjustments have been necessary — many 
cherished plans have gone to naught. 

Vacancies in our Missionary ranks have occur- 
red, as some of our Clergy have gone to other 
fields, and those vacancies remain unfilled. 
Opportunities for larger service have been lost 
through our inability to grasp and hold them, but 
through all of these difficulties, the Diocese has 
marched forward with faith undimmed and 
courage unabated. 

We have seen material values decline until 
former assets became liabilities, and shining stairs 
to wealth became stumbling stones in the bitter 
road of poverty, but as a people who bear the 
name of Christ, we have not lost consciousness 
of His leadership, or forgotten our place and our 
part in His redemptive plans. 

We face another year, without any certainty 
of a return of material prosperity, but I believe 
we will face it as men and women who claim as 
their Master and Lord that glorious Son of God 
Who, for our sakes, became poor, and Who by the 
the mighty power of His offered life, made many 

Our gracious task and privilege today, as indi- 
viduals, as parishes, as a Diocese, is to emphasize 
true values, to portray the riches of Christ, to 
show to the world that the loss of things may be 
nothing less than the dropping of the load that 
has kept us from attaining to the measure of the 
stature of the fullness of Christ. 

Ghandi, the "Hindu Saint", embraced voluntary 
poverty in order that he might be one in 
sympathy, one in heart, one in fellowship and 
purpose with the toiling millions of India. 

May God grant to us the will to use our involun- 
tary and temporary distress as a way to the mind 
of Jesus, and as a road over which we may walk, 
carrying our treasures of sympathy and love 
to those bewildered, frightened brothers of ours, 
who, without faith and without hope, stand ready 
to curse their false gods and die. 

As we study the glorious history of the Chris- 
tian Church, it is borne in upon us that it was a 
poor church that entered upon that mighty ad- 
venture destined to transform the world. 

"'Having nothing, and yet possessing all 
things," that early band went forth in poverty to 
enrich the people of the earth. With no offering 
but their surrendered Christ centered lives, they 
laid the foundation of that Christian brother- 

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hood, against which the gates of hell shall never 
prevail. Through the loving kindness of God, 
it may be that a Church, poor in material re- 
sources, but rich in spiritual power, may have the 
glorious privilege of leading a weary, broken 
world back to Him. Welcome poverty, rejoice 
in adversity, if they be God's hand-maidens sent 
to lead His Church to a realization of its mighty 

At such a time as this, it is well for us to ask 
ourselves "What is the mission of the Church?" 
for I fear some of us have forgotten, if we ever 
knew, just why our blessed Lord sent His Church 
into the world. 

Broadly speaking, the mission of the Church is 
to save the world; to redeem society; to exalt 
righteousness; to transform lives; to act as the 
leaven in all human relations. 

Its mission is not only to minister to a few privi- 
leged individuals, but to minister, through privi- 
leged men and women, to the underprivileged 
people of all the world. 

Its mission is not only to gather little flocks to- 
gether here and there and keep them safe for the 
heavenly fold, but to enlist and inspire shepherds 
who will go out in the name and power of Jesus 
and bring in those without the fold. 

Its mission is not to save itself, but to save the 
world, and until it learns that lesson, it has not 
even begun to know the mind of Christ. 

To the Church was committed the sacraments 
of love and grace, but even the sacraments become 
empty gestures unless the Church remains sacra- 
mental — unless it inspires its members to offer 
and present themselves as a living sacrifice. The 
bread of the Altar remains bread unless from 
the Altar we go with sacramental lives to feed a 
hungry world. 

"Sudden before our outward, open vision. 
Millions of faces crowding up to view; 
Sad eyes that say, "For us is no provision ; 
Give us your Saviour too! 

"Give us", they cry, "your cup of consolation. 
Never to our outstretching hands 'tis passed. 
We long for the Desire of every Nation — 
And, oh, we die so fast!" 

There is no possible place in the program of 
God for a Parish that is so intent upon saving 
itself, and preserving its integrity, that it loses 
sight of its part in the sacrificial plans of Jesus. 

We are here today because our Lord taught His 
followers the world-wide mission of Christianity 
— because He taught them to pray not "Thy King- 
dom come. Thy will be done in Judea", but "Thy 
Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth." Are 
we big enough and brave enough to dare to try 

to live up to that ideal today? 

The mission of the Church in East Carolina can 
be nothing less that the mission of the Church in 
the first century, for it is the same Church. It 
is the channel of the same sacraments; it bears 
the name of the same Lord; to it has come the 
same commission. 

It must not falter. In God's name, it cannot 
fail. It must continue to give itself in devoted 
service to the Judea of its organized membership. 
It must minister with unflagging zeal to the 
Samaria of forgotten and neglected people within 
its borders. It must, with the love of Christ in 
its heart, send its life to the uttermost bounds of 
the world. 

With such a vision before us — come distress — 
come poverty — come valleys of depression — we 
will go forward ; we will win victories, for we will 
be following in the train of the Son of God, Who 
has never led His Church to defeat. 

We expect to make sacrifices this year ; we will 
reduce expenses to the lowest possible point. Your 
Bishop and other Clergy will gladly and joyfully 
share in such reductions; but we are not worthy 
to bear the name of Christ if we use this period 
of depression as an excuse for selfishness, and 
hold back our offerings to God in order to make 
ourselves safe. 

We are not worthy to bear the name of Christ, 
or to claim membership in His body, the Church, 
if we begin our program of economy by cutting 
the very heart from that Body while we whine 
over the curtailment of our luxuries. 

No. we must be honest with ourselves, and 
honest with our God, in this great hour of the 
Church's opportunity. We cannot evade respon- 
sibility because the way has become difficult, or 
retire from the ranks of God's forces because of 
approaching danger. 

The Church has the only answer to the cry of 
a bewildered world for leadership. The Church 
alone can show the right path to men and nations 
who have lost the way. The Church alone can 
give to the world those true values which neither 
time nor shock of circumstances can destroy ; but 
the Church and its message and its mission must 
mean all of that to us if it is to mean a little bit 
of that to those who look to us for guidance and 
for light. 

St. Paul, facing a great opportunity for service, 
realizing that his journey would be fraught with 
danger, said with quiet confidence : 

"A great door and effectual is opened unto me, 
and there are many adversaries." 

May this coming year, with its uncertainties, 
its call for sacrificial devotion, its promise of 
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February, 1932. 

General Church 

By Rev. IDiUiam H. MiUon, D.D. 

Well, the National Council has been heard from. 
It met for two days and a half, from Feb. 2nd to 
4th, trying to solve the problem that the Church 
has given it. Acting under orders of the General 
Convention, the Council can only appropriate for 
work to be done during the current year an 
amount equal to what the dioceses, as the result 
of the Every Member Canvass in December have 
informed the Council may be expected from them. 
Last year the diocese failed to pay this amount by 
1250,000.00. This has been provided for by using 
undesignated legacies received during 1931. For 
the year 1932 thedioceses report about $1,000,000 
short of the $4,218,000.00 authorized by the last 
General Convention as the budget for the main- 
tenance of existing work. After long and painful 
discussion, the Council decided to reduce appro- 
priations to the various fields at home and abroad, 
and to cut 10 per cent off all salaries, from those 
in the administrative departments of the National 
Council, down to the Bible Women in China and 
Japan, whose stipends are as low as |48.00 a year. 
This reduction amounted to about $584,000,00, 
leaving $400,000.00 still to be provided for. 

To meet this further deficit, the Council is pro- 
viding for a special eflFort to arouse the people of 
the Church to a full sense of the desperate situa- 
tion, and thereby, if possible, to secure a great 
special offering culminating at Whitsunday. 

If that provision fails, the Council on July 1st 
must again reduce the budget for the ensuing six 
months by further economies and reductions, even 
to the point of dropping altogether certain fields 
of the Church's missionary endeavor. Whatever 
the sacrifice necessary by each and all of the mem- 
bers of the Church, it is unbelievable that they 
will allow this to be done. Let each of us remem- 
ber Whitsunday, and accept our share of the re- 
sponsibility. What CAN I do? What SHALL 
I do? 


ness. If we had really heard the voice of Jesus 
Himself when He was on earth saying, "Come 
into a desert place and rest awhile," should we 
have felt it a great penance to have gone with 
Him? This is what Jesus does say to us at the 
beginning of Lent. 

Lent should be a time of happiness. There 
is a beautiful promise in the Old Testament: "I 
will allure her and bring her into the wilderness 
and I will speak to her heart." That seems to 
be the reason why Jesus says to us, "Come into a 
desert place and rest a while." 

The main object of Lent is to draw closer to 
Him, "whom having not seen we love," and to 
let Him "speak to our heart," To draw near and 
abide in the Presence of One we love is a happy 
thing to do. I am bold enough, therefore to wish 
you a happy Lent, and if during Lent you discover, 
as you will, many things to be forgiven, be sure 
that "if you confess your sins, He is faithful and 
just to forgive you your sins," and you will find 
at Easter the truth of our Lord's saying: "He to 
whom much is forgiven, the same loveth much." 

Here is a timely, as well as a more cheerful 

Lent as a time of happiness was the subject 
of the Bishop of London's Lenten pastoral to 
his own people last year. He said : "There is no 
doubt that even among Church people Lent is 
often dreaded. It is an ancient institution, they 
acknowledge, but it is a necessary evil to be got 
over as well as may be." But I want to put be- 
fore you my dear people. Lent as a time of happi- 

This in the same vein from famine-stricken and 
war-torn China: 

"I am happy all the time," writes the Rev. 
Newton Liu, a Chinese priest in Wuchang, China. 
"Except," he adds, "when I see refugees with 
nothing to eat and nothing to keep them warm 
enough and too many deaths in one family, and 
some sinners refusing to repent." 

As an evidence that our labor is not in vain : 
Bishop Frank Norris, who is Presiding Bishop 
of the Synod of the Chinese Church, writes that 
confirmations were reaching a new record in his 
own diocese of North China. In addition to 
twenty-one foreigners, there had been 270 Chinese 
confirmed by the first of November, with a number 
more to follow in a country visitation he was then 

One case like this is almost enough to justify 
our educational work in China: 

Dr. W. W. Yen, newly appointed minister from 
China to the United States, recently arrived in 
Washington. He has served his country as Am- 
bassador to Germany, as Minister of Foreign 
Affairs, and as Prime Minister of the Peking 
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The Po\^er and The Glory 


Chapter II 

The rain continued to fall. It was as though 
the sky had flung open its windows and emptied 
out the fullness of its pent-up moisture upon the 
land. It had lasted for days. The low land had 
become a heavy swollen mass from which oozed, 
wetness and rank odors. The Lake — The Lake 
the natives call it — poured its waters with in- 
creased volume into the canal causing a rushing, 
frantic stream to whirl its way along, tugging 
at the banks as it fled over its narrow bed, clutch- 
ing and tearing at the earth, clinging to the roots 
of the great trees growing beside it. 

Inside the cabin that stood a few yards away 
from the canal, a fire burned on the wide open 
hearth. It caught the grey light of the late 
afternoon and wove it into strange, wavering 
shadows. It covered over the bare roughness of 
the walls, etching with fantastic tracery the 
smoke — Blackened cobwebs. It caused the few 
pieces of primitive furniture to melt into indis- 
tinct, abnormal shapes in the half gloom. 

On one side of the fireplace sat an old woman 
tilting her straight chair back and forth as she 
gazed into the fire, her gaunt hands folded in 
her lap. On the other side an old man dozed 
in his hickory chair, his great body relaxed with 
the completeness of many years. 

The little girl on the floor between them 
stretched out her thin bare legs across the dirty 
stones. She sat quiet still . . . waiting . . . 

A shower of coals released themselves from a 
half spent log. They struck the ashes with a 
soft broken thud,. ...The sound caused the old man 
to stir, open his eyes, and reach for his cob pipe. 
The old woman ceaselessly rocked back and forth 

"Hit sho' air, a-raining, Grand-pap" ; the child 
spoke with low monotony. 

"Hit sho' air, honey. Minds me o' the spell 
what come nigh on ter ten year ago. Hit was 
like this when the news come that yer pappy 
warn't never a-coming home no more." the old 
man sighed sucking on his pipe. 

From the other side of the hearth came the thin 
old voice of the woman, reaching over the child's 
head, with its weary complaint: "Hit warn't no 
use his a-goin' no how." 

"What killed him. Granny?" 

"Jest killed fer nothin', Julie. Way over there 
on the otherside o' the world — fightin'. But he 
always did have a-hankering ter leave. He 
never was one mite satisfied after yer mammy 

she died. I mind how he was always a-porin' 
over books an' papers, a-tryin' ter find out what 
was in 'em." 

"Yep", sighed the old man, "our boy Jim, was 
kinder foolish like, always a-gettin' queer ideas." 
Julie drew her feet away from the blaze and rose 
on her knees between the two old people. Her 
face under its tangled mass of dark hair showed 
thin and sharp in the fire light. She spoke: 
"Josh hed a book tother day an I seen hit. Hit 
sho was pretty. Josh is aimin' ter larn outin' hit. 
An I aim ter find out whut's in hit, too. Grand- 
pap", she put one small hand on his knee, "I wish 
we hed a school an' me an' Josh could go 
Josh seen a school once when he went to town 
with Uncle Walt Dean. He lowed as how 'bout 
forty head o' chillun was a-comin' out that day." 

Wal, ye might jist as well git sich notions outen 
yer head," came the cracking voice of the old 
woman. "Ye're gittin' more an' more like yer 
pappy, an' that boy Josh jist sich another, — 
always a-fillin' yer head with notions. I ain't 
aimin' ter go through no sich a time with you 
young uns." 

"Oh, Granny, Josh says we ain't got no 
chance. Josh he lows how he sho air a-goin' ter 
school.... Boys kin do more'an girls. Josh he 
says so." 

There came a sudden spurt of rain against the 
one small window. A gust of wind surrounded 
and shook the loosely built cabin and at the same 
time the door was flung open, admitting the 
figure of a man. He slammed the door behind 
him and strode over to the fire, leaving a trail 
of mud and water as he walked across the floor. 

The child pressed closer against the old man, 
making room beside the fire. Granny leaned 
forward and stirred up the coals with the long 
iron poker. In the fresh light the man appeared 
tall, powerful, not old, but one upon whom age 
had crept too soon. For a short space there was 
no sound as he warmed himself ; then he broke the 
stillness : 

"Pappy, the canal's a-risin'. The water gate 
hain't strong as hit was. Walt dean lows hit 
might give way any time." 

"Hit ain't done that in ten year. Hit sho' looks 
bad. Son. Hain't it no chance o' fairin'?" 

"Wal, hit might by in the mornin', — hit's a- 
blowin' up right smart cold agin. But there 
hain't no use o' plantin' now. Hit's plum too late." 

Hit'U be a long spell a-fore hit's dry enough 
to plough," said Granny. 

February, 1932. 

Bob took the black iron poker and broke up the 
When he spoke his voice was hard, devoid of hope : 

"Hit aint no use — We hain't got no chance 
out here — always a-slavin' an' a-gittin' nowhere." 


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Government. He is an earnest Churchman, the 
son of one of the first ordained of the Chinese 
clergy. He is a former student of St. John's 
University, Shanghai, and served on its faculty 
for several years. 

This from home : 

Esther Brown, the recently appointed Woman's 
Auxiliary field secretary for work among colored 
people, was telling recently about the effect of the 
little community house which serves as a social 
work laboratory for the girls in training at Tuttle 
School, Raleigh. This house and play ground, 
largely the gift of the Rev. and Mrs. A. B. Hunter, 
formerly of St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, re- 
presents the first attempt to provide anv commun- 
ity welfare or recreation for the Negroes in 

At first the effort was met with a simple ina- 
bility to understand it, and consequent suspicion 
as to why the Church wanted the children to 
come. There were classes in sewing, first aid 
and practical nursing, hand work and super- 
vised play. Then there were public demonstra- 
tions of what had been learned, and the parents 
were gradually won over. Tnere were also reli 
gious services which drew an increasing number 
not only of children but also of women from out- 
side the Episcopal Church who took readily to 
the use of Prayer Book and Hymnal. Now the 
people can't think how their children ever got 
along without the place, and the activities have 
necome self-supporting. 


Bishop Darst's Message had the watchword, 
"Press On". Take the prefix and the letter "i" 
from the word Depression, and we have. Press 
On. Make today a Golden age. God in His wis- 
dom leads us through the dark so that we may 
appreciate the light. There is an open door to 
which we bend our loyalty. We are all desperate- 
ly anxious to find a way out, and the only way is 
the Christian way. We have not yet reached that 
Light of sacrifice. The Christ way out will reach 
the dawning of a glad morning. Press on to do 
the will of God. Press on till ugly obstacles 
become the stepping stones to power and under- 
standing part of Jesus. 

I truly hope all the delegates got as much food 
for thought from the meetings as I did. I came 
back home as much refreshed with noble, worth- 
while thoughts as if I had been at some religious 
Retreat, and with an earnest desire to press on to 
those heights that Bishop Darst so beautifully 
described where we can find that light of sacri- 


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painted for us a picture of Family Life. It was 
so beautiful and so impressive. He said that 
God instituted and blessed the Holy Union, and it 
was for us to place before the Family Union the 
word "Holy", and make it a Holy Family Union. 
Make Jesus the ever present unseen member of 
the Home. There is no substitute for the Home. 
Where Jesus and the Bible have a place in the 
Family, there is the Family Union where God 
wants it to be, and there is a Holy Family Union, 
as depicted in the paintings of the great Masters. 

(Continued from Page 4) 

danger, be to us an open door to finer service for 
God and humanity. A Door through which we 
will enter with confident faith, with holy courage, 
with unflagging zeal, with the certainty of 

Material values may continue to be shaken ; 
worldly tabernacles may be destroyed, but those 
values committed to our trust, the eternal pur- 
poses and promises of our God, unshaken, will 
"For the foundation of God standeth sure." 

"Crowns and thrones may perish. 
Kingdoms rise and wane. 
But the Church of Jesus 
Constant will remain ; 

Gates of hell can never 
'Gainst that Church prevail ; 
We have Christ's own promise 
And that cannot fail." 

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stead- 
fast, unmovable, always abounding in the work 
of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor 
is not in vain in the Lord." 

Mr. Ashley T. St. Amand, for the Committee 
on Lay Readers, presented a very helpful and 
interesting report to the Annual Convention. The 
recommendations were referred to the Bishop and 
the Committee was given a vote of thanks for its 
good work. 

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By Mr. John R. Tolar, Chairman 

Notwithstanding the fact that we were operat- 
ing during 1931 on a budget radically smaller 
than that of 1930, the Diocese not only was unable 
to meet in full its quota to the General Church 
for the first time since the Nation-Wide Cam- 
paign, but, in addition — closed the year with a 
deficit of §4200.00, and, this despite the fact that 
a special fund of §6000.00 was raised to augment 
our usual revenue. 

A glance at the report of the Treasurer will 
show the reason for this. Our expected income 
from Parishes and Missions was $41,000.00. We 
actually received $32,000.00. 

This deficit coming as it does on top of one of 
$9000.00 for the previous year, presented to the 
Department of Finance a grave problem. These 
deficits make it imperative that the Budget be 
balanced this year, or the credit of the Diocese 
will be so seriously impaired as to hamper any 
future temporary financing, always necessary 
during the summer months. 

At the present time, it is impossible to frame 
intelligently such a budget for the reason that 
we have no reliable figures on which to base our 
expectations. The reports so far received at the 
Diocesan Office indicate that with a few excep- 
tions, no thorough Every Member Canvass has 
been made for this year, nor do we yet know the 
amount of the appropriation from the General 
Church. Present conditions too would indicate 
that our adjustments in stipends must be such 

as would impose almost impossible sacrifices on 
those dependent on Diocesan stipends, and in 
addition an abandonment of work that must be 
continued if at all possible. It is our earnest 
hope that these conditions will change for the 
better within the next few months. 

In view of all this, the Convention on the re- 
commendation of the Department of Finance 
adopted the following: 

FIRST — that our Fiscal year be changed from 
January 1st to May 1st, running from May 1st, 
1932, to April 30, 1933. 

SECOND — In order that our gifts for the sup- 
port of God's Church may be made in the spirit 
of consecration, sacrifice and worship, which 
should characterize such giving, the date of the 
Every Member Canvass be changed from Decem- 
ber to the Lenten Season. 

This year, in all parishes and missions where 
the Canvass last year was unsatisfactory, both 
because of its lack of thoroughness and its failure 
to get the response necessary to meet the absolute- 
ly necessary obligations of the work in Parish, 
Diocese and General Church, a supplementary 
Canvass should be taken sometime between Quin- 
quagesima and Passion Sunday. 

Since the Womrin's Auxiliary, answering the 
action of the Convention and in response to the 
appeal of the Bishop, has offered its services in 
cooperation with Rectors and Vestries, the local 
branches of the Auxiliary will be found a valu- 
able, if not indispensable aid, in meeting this 

Next year the preparation for the Canvass 
should begin in Epiphany and the Canvass made 
between Quinquagesima and Passion Sunday. 

The culmination of the Canvass this year should 
be the Self Denial offering for which appropriate 
boxes have been furnished. This offering is to 
be presented Easter, supplementing the usual 
Easter Offering. 

THIRD — A Temporary Budget, January to 
May, was adopted and quotas for the several 
Parishes and Missions based on such reports as 
have been received, plus a reasonable allowance 
for the Special Lenten effort were presented as 
an integral part of the Budget and accepted. 
These quotas being for the first four months 

FOURTH — The Department of Finance was, 
instructed to meet again in May and adopt a 
budget for the next fiscal year, which budget will 
be based on the results obtained under the new 

It is the earnest hope of all that each individual 
layman in every Parish and Mission will make 
this crisis in our Diocesan work his r irsonal re- 

February, 1932. 

sponsibility. A failure to meet the quotas asked 
for would be a real calamity. Let us trust God 
and do our part that His work may not suffer. 
The Budget follows: 

Budget for four months in 1932 — January to May 

General Church Quota $ 3,934.00 

Bishop's Salary 1,700.00 

Salaries of Missionary Clergy 6,408.00 

Pension Assessments — Missionary 

Clergy 426.00 

Office Expense— Bishop 90.00 

Travel Expense — Bishop 120.00 

Maintenance Bishop's House 100.00 

Printing and Postage 90.00 

Salary of Treasurer 133.33 

Salary of Secretary of Annual 

Convention 66.67 

Expenses of Annual Convention 200.00 

Printing Journal 100.00 

Expenses Committees 85.00 

Maintenance Diocesan Office 140.00 

Office Secretary 450.00 

Salary of Executive Secretary 900.00 

Travel Expense Executive 

Secretary 100.00 

Insurance 100.00 

Provincial Synod 124.00 

Interest 300.00 

Mission Herald 90.00 

From Parishes and Missions to May |13,485.00 

From Interest and Rents to May 1,965.16 

From Appropriation, General 

Church to May 1,900.00 




By Mr. J. Q. Beckwith 
Business Meeting 4:30 P. M. 
Mr. P. H. Kasey, Vice-President 
Opened with Sentence Prayers by the chap- 
ter of St. Paul's Parish, Wilmington, N. C. 
This was a most effective demonstration of 
the belief of the Brotherhood in the power of 5, 

At the Roll Call each member present arose 
and gave his name, title and address. 
The Bishop appointed a nominating com- 6. 
mittee to meet with him at a later date with 

authority to act for the selection of the fol- 
lowing officers for the ensuing year: Chap- 
lain, President, First Vice-President, Vice- 
President in Convocation of Wilmington, 
Vice-President in Convocation of Edenton, 

Inspiring reports were received from various 
chapters present. 

Various helpful suggestions were made for 
strengthening the Brotherhood in the Diocese. 
The meeting was closed with the singing of 
St. Andrew's hymn and the Lord's prayer, 
the collect for St. Andrew's Day and the Bene- 
diction by the Chaplain, Rev. Alexander 


At 6:15 the members of the B. S. A. with 
guests totaling 140 sat down to a delightful 
Dinner, guests of the Men's Club of St. James' 

The Invocation by the Chaplain, the Rev. 
Alexander Miller and the members were very 
heartily welcomed by Mr. Robert Strange of 
the Parish of St. James' and responded to by 
Mr. P. H. Kasey, Vice-President. 

Captain C. B. Fry, Lumberton, N. C. heading 
a delegation of 6 representatives of Trinity 
Church was introduced as having personally 
brought to lay services 24 neighbors and 

Mr. John L. Hazlehurst, Jr., of St. Paul's 
Church, Wilmington made a very fine report 
of the activities of the work at St. Paul's. Mr. 
M. M. Hinnant reported among other things 
for St. John's Church that 6 lay readers were 
at work for their chapter, and Mr. J. E. L. 
Wade offered his chapter, St. Paul's, for the 
formation of other chapters and the strength- 
ening of present chapters, agreeing to go at 
their own expense a distance of approximately 
100 miles from Wilmington. This was ac- 
cepted right away by Mr. Gerard Hardy of 
Seven Springs, N. C. where there are some 15 
or 20 young men ready to join the Brother- 
hood. This band of men from Wilmington 
will not only prepare to discuss the Brother- 
hood but actually show how the meetings are 
to be conducted. 

These fine reports were followed by a clear 
and definite explanation of the Brotherhood of 
St. Andrew by Mr. Leon C. Palmer, General 
Secretary of the National Brotherhood 
Bishop Darst closed the meeting with a power- 
ful appeal. 


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Chapter Two 

On the morning of her Birthday Party Betty 
awoke before day. 

"Oh Mother ;" said she, awakening her mother, 
"Fm so excited I can hardly wait!" 

When time for the party finally arrived, mother 

"You go now and meet the boys and girls at 
the door." 

And such fun Betty had doing it! Soon Marie 
and Virginia and Richard Came. Then Phyllis 
and Joe and Sammie. 

And it was simply gorgeous telling each of them 
"Howdy do" herself as mother always did her 

But gradually, when the others had all arrived, 
Betty began to feel dreadfully disappointed. 
Scarlet Bunny had said that he was coming and 
that he was going to bring her a surprise and he 
had not come at all. 

About this time, however, mother started some 
games and Betty had to help her friends have a 
good time at her party even though she was dis- 
appointed. So she entered as heartily as she could 
into playing with them, "Farmers in-the-dell." 

But at the end of it, when all the children 
crowded together to sing: "The Knife Stands 
Alone!" and to clap their hands over the head of 
Joe, who was the "Knife", she was thinking so 
hard: "Where can Scarlet Bunny Be?" that she 
clapped her hands by mistake over the head of 
Brother Bill. And he nearly scared her out of 
her wits by yelling out: 

"Hey, Sleeping Beauty, wake up!" 

Next, mother started them playing the game of 
"Pinning the tail on the donkey." And, before she 
knew it, Betty was again thinking so hard about 
Scarlet Bunny that when it was her turn she 
missed even the place where the donkey was, 
and to the huge delight of all the boys and girls, 
she almost pinned the donkey's tail on Father 
who had slipped in for a moment to see how the 
party was going. She just could not stop won- 
dering: "What had become of Scarlet Bunny?" 

Finally, however, mother led them into the din- 
ing room for refreshments and there even Scarlet 
Bunny was forgotten for the moment. 

The Birthday cake, with its lighted candles, was 
lovely. And it was such fun to blow out the 
candles with all the boys and girls taking turns 
at trying it. Also, the ice cream was so good that 

each bite made your mouth water for the next 
spoonful. You cou'd not ^h-'nV. of anything else 
while this lasted. 

But as they were finishing the refreshments 
and everyone had settled down to the still quiet 
of enjoying the last bites of their cake and cream 
suddenly the front door slammed. And everyone 
heard a hurried step coming Hippity-hop, Hippity- 
hop, Hippity-hop towards the dining room. 

Quickly, all looked up and to their amazement 
they saw a red rabbit, with a large bow of white 
ribbon around his neck, coming into the dining 
room bringing a bundle. 

"Oh look!" said one of the boys for the others 
were too surprised to speak, all except Betty, 
whose face lighted up as she cried out joyously: 

"It's Scarlet Bunny! he has come to my party 
after all!" 

"Yes," chimed in Scarlet Bunny, "I wouldn't 
have been late except for this silly fashion boys 
and girls have of uncomfortably dressing up tb 
go to their parties. I didn't have any other clothes 
but this red suit which I always wear; and to be 
like the rest of you, I had to go up town before 
I came and buy this ribbon." 

Betty never remembered quite how it happened 
but she found Scarlet Bunny's package in her 
hands and all the boys and girls excitedly crowd- 
ed around her to watch her open it. 

Betty's fingers seemed all thumbs but she final- 
ly managed to untie the blue string and to un- 
wrap the blue paper in which the package was 
wrapped. And what do you suppose she found? 
When she removed the blue paper, she found that 
her package had another wrapping around it of 
orange colored paper tied with an orange string. 
Quickly, Betty untied this second wrapping and 
she could hardly believe her eyes. The package 
was wrapped in still another wrapping this time 
of red paper, tied with a red string. 

Some of the boys and girls giggled. Betty 
stopped and looking at Scarlet Bunny asked : 

"Is this truly a surprise or are you only fooling 

"Oh yes," answered Scarlet Bunny, "You have a 
valuable surprise in your package but you are 
acting like some grown people who have valuable 
things in their lives but won't bother to unwrap 

Betty unwrapped the package once more and 
then she gave a gasp of delight. For what do you 
suppose was inside? 

There was a little red air-plane. It was not a 

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toy. But it was a real little air-plane with an 
engine and everything, only it was no bigger than 
your hand. 

"Gee!" cried one of the boys delightedly, 
"Wouldn't it be great if we could all take a ride 
in it!" 

"So you can, so you can!" blurted out Scarlet 
Bunny, "This plane will lift up every one of 

"Why how can a thing so tiny do that?" asked 

"Just go outside," replied Scarlet Bunny, "Then 
all of you smile at each other and appreciate it; 
and it will be large enough to lift up all of you. 
Most people have things in their lives that would 
lift them up, but they must appreciate them to 
use them." 

Quickly they all followed Scarlet Bunny out into 
the yard. They placed the tiny plane in the midst 
of their circle. Then as they smiled at each other 
and appreciated the little plane, sure enough, be- 
fore their very eyes it grew large enough to lift 
up every one of them! 

"Oh mother, please let Scarlet Bunny take us 
up for a ride, won't you?" asked Betty. 

And mother, as excited as the rest of them, 
nodded her head, "Yes." Only," she said, "Just go 
up a little way this time and when I wave my 
hand, come right back down again." 

With a shout they all piled into the back seat 
of the plane. That is, all except Betty. Scarlet 
Bunny had her sit up in the front seat with him 
so he could teach her to manage the control stick. 

With a putt-a-putt, putt the plane gracefully 
soared right up over the top of Betty's house and 
headed over the College campus. 

They were all too happy for words. Looking 
down, they saw that all the houses and the College 
buildings looked like doll houses. And Betty's 
mother standing in the yard, looked exactly like 
a doll. 

As they looked at her, they noticed Betty's mo- 
ther was already waving to them to come back. 
So quickly Scarlet Bunny started the plane back 
down again. But just before he did, he whisper- 
ed to Betty: 

"Look over at those woods on the Campus." 
As Betty looked, he added in a whisper: "That's 
where some Fairies live. Some day I'll take you 
over there." 

There was not time for more. In a moment, 
the plane gently landed. 

And as the children piled out, there were their 
mothers and nurses waiting for them because 
it was time for them to go home. 

Then, while Betty was busy telling her friends 
good bye, Scarlet Bunny slipped away. When 

all the others had gone, Betty stood looking at 
the plane wondering : 

"Is all of this really true or have I dreamed 

But there was the red air-plane and as she 
looked at it she hugged herself for joy and won- 
dered what it would be like when she and Scarlet 
Bunny visited the Fairies. 

See the Mission Herald for March for the 


As we go to press we learn of the selection of 
officers of the Diocesan Assembly of the Brother- 
hood of St. Andrew, as follows : President, P. H. 
Kasey of Greenville ; Vice-President for Convoca- 
tion of Wilmington, James E. L. Wade of Wil- 
mington; Secretary-Treasurer, J. Q. Beckwith of 
Lumberton. We understand that the Vice Pres- 
ident for the Convocation of Edenton will be 
selected by a special Committee at an early date. 

The report of the Finance Department to the 
Annual Convention was presented by Mr. John R. 
Tolar, Fayetteville, Chairman. After this report 
which was made intensely interesting, in spite of 
the fact that it dealt largely with financial mat- 
ters, the Convention accepted a budget for the 
first four months of the year 1932. This 
budget contained adjustments which were 
made in all items, except in the quota of $11,800.00 
of the General Church, which was accepted in full, 
on account of the fact that our Quota is less for 
this year and the further fact that the Diocese 
cannot afford to do less at this time for the work 
of the church in the Nation and World. 

Mr. George B. Elliott, who has served for many 
years as Chancellor of the Diocese, was re-elected. 

Rev. George W. Lay, D. C. L., who, since his 
retirement as Rector of St. Paul's, Beaufort, has 
lived at Chapel Hill, in the Diocese of North 
Carolina, attended the meeting of the Annual 
Convention. He is a very active member of our 
Committee on Canons and is of real service to 
the Diocese in many ways. , 

The Rev. R. B. Drane, D. D., rector of St. Paul's, 
Edenton, was re-elected President of the Annual 
Convention of the Diocese but was unable to 
attend on account of illness. 

The 49th Annual Convention of the Diocese was 
held in St. James' Church, Wilmington, the Rev. 
W. H. Milton, D. D. Rector, January 27 and 28. 


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CThe w^^iwakeninq of SI. CI'imolKij's League 

By Rev. W. A. Lillycrop 

Chapter Two 

As soon as St. Timothy's Evening Service 
was concluded, Dick Saunders and Catherine Dun- 
lop drove away in Dick's father's car. 

Missing an approaching car by hardly an inch, 
swinging recklessly around corners with the 
abandon which goes only with inexperience and a 
lack of the knowledge of consequences, the car 
headed out to the edge of town. 

Presently the street lights faded away in the 
distance. Then they came to a side road that 
circled a low hill known as "Pine Bluff", a place 
which overlooked the town and from which its 
lights were visible in the distance. Here the car 
turned and slowly climbed to the top of the hill. 
Arrived there Dick Parked the car; and without 
comment turned off the engine. 

Catherine smiled at him and moved closer. 

Dick looked away over the bluff for a moment. 
Above the other lights he could see shining bright 
through the darkness the electric cross of St. 
Timothy's. He had never thought of it before 
but tonight it reminded him of the beacon lights 
that guide the night mail planes to safety. 

Catherine looked up at him and asked 

"Why so quiet?" 

"Its the things that have happened tonight", he 
replied. Then, as if thinking aloud, he continued : 
"The League and that sermon kind of stirred me 
up I guess. I feel I want to do something for 
the Church and for the League." 

Catherine laughed good naturedly. 

"So that's why girls walk home?" she asked 

"But I mean it",, Dick answered quietly. 

In the darkness he could not see the smile on her 
face change to a pout. But he noticed the change 
in her voice. 

"Be yourself", she said impatiently. 

Dick looked away again. The wind had blown 
a cloud between the bluff and the lights of thei 
town. The Cross was invisible. 

A mixture of emotions were struggling within 
him. It was the age old struggle of the Knight 
and the beast that wars eternally in the heart 
of every youth. The sting of being rediculous, 
the call of impulse, and a yearning for the highest 
battled within him. 

He sat very quiet. 

His mind went back to the service at St. Tim- 
othy's. How obviously delighted Mr. Carlton, 

their Rector, had been when their whole League 
had appeared together for the Service. Then 
that picture that the rector had talked about in 
his sermon. — 

Dick looked at Catherine and said very slowly, 
almost apologetically: 

"You know, I've seen that picture he told us 
about tonight." Its called, "Christ Bound Before 
Pilate." It was found in the hole of a Pirate 
vessel captured off our coast in colonial days." 

He swallowed and went on haltingly and some- 
what incoherently : 

"You know Mr. Carlton said that is like our 
Christianity. That we — we have 'a Bound' 
Christ in our lives — we — we do as we please 
about everything. He means no more to us than 
that picture did to those pirates." 

Dick stopped amazed at himself. 

Catherine moved abruptly away from him; 
and snorted : 

"I didn't come out here to be preached to!" 

Flushing, Dick hastily protested : 

"I didn't mean to preach. Honestly I didn't. 

But I thought we would come here tonight and 
talk over the suggestions we will make about im- 
proving our League." 

Then his voice grew very low as he continued: 

"And because I know what I am, what I think 
and what I do, I believe first of all we in our 
League ought to begin to try to live like Christ." 

Dick stopped abashed. He did not know what 
else to say. He had not said exactly what was 
in his mind. He did not know how to say it. 
He sat thinking of their whole group. What 
he had in mind was a vague desire to have their 
League members set a fine standard. But he 
only felt it. He could not put it into words. Nor 
did he need to. Catherine understood him. She 
looked steadily at him for a moment as if to see 
whether he was sincere. 

Then, with her eyes shining she put her hand on 
his arm and said quietly: 

"We'll try it together." 

"And another thing," went on Dick. "Let's 
try to find some real service to suggest to the 
League. It's hard to think of anything definite 
to do." 

Suddenly, they both heard at the same time a 
noise of footsteps crashing through the woods, 
as if someone was running. 

Both were startled. Dick quickly turned on the 
switch and started his engine. 

But just at the moment into the glare of the 

February, 1932. 


The sud- 
have ad- 

car lights rushed a man waving his hands and 
shouting excitedly: 

" Wait a Minute! Please get me to a doctor 
quick, my baby is aw^fully sick!" 

Unconsciously Dick breathed easier, 
den noise of the man running in the 
had excited him more than he M^ould 

But the only way he showed it was the unusual 
pitch of his voice as he asked : 

"What's your name and where do you live?" 

"I'm Arthur Mills," the man answered. "I 
live in the house over in those woods just on the 
other side of this hill. This road leads right to 

"What doctor do you want?" asked Catherine. 

"It don't matter, man," Mills answered uneasily. 
"I ain't got a job and no way to pay one. But I saw 
your car lights and thought I'd ask you please to 
get me somebody. My baby's awfully sick." 

"We'll go right straight," spoke up Dick, "And 
we'll go get one too!" 

Mills' careworn face lighted up with relief. He 
stepped back out of the way and in no time at all 
Dick had the car speeding furiously towards town. 

"Lets go by and tell Mr. Carlton," yelled Cath- 
erine above the noise of the cut-out. Dick nodded 
his head and presently they drove up and stopped 
in front of the Rectory. 

Just at that moment the front door opened and 
Mr. Carlton himself with Dr. Jones, the Senior 
Warden, who had stopped by for a few minutes' 
chat with the Rector, came out on the porch. 

To them Dick and Catherine quickly explained 
the case and immediately the Doctor accompan- 
ied by the Rector, drove away to Mills' house. 

"Gee," said Dick as he drove Catherine home- 
ward. "Think of that man in sight of the lights 
of the Church and needing a job and somebody to 
help out with their sickness. I wonder if they 
are hungry, too?" 

"Why," spoke up Catherine, "There's some ser- 
vice for our League to do. We'll find out about 
that family and maybe some others too !" 

The car stopped. Catherine said quickly. 

"I've had the best time I ever had in my life!" 

The door slammed and she was gone. 

Driving towards his own home Dick again saw 
the lighted cross of St. Timothy's. 
(To be continued.) 

Test for members of the Senior Young People's 
Service League. 

Members of the Standing Committee were 
elected at the Convention, as follows; Rev; R. B. 
Drane, D. D., Edenton; Rev. Stephen Gardner, 
Washington; Rev. B. F. Huske, D. D., Kinston; 
John G. Bragaw, Washington ; and E. R. Conger, 

1. What is the PURPOSE of the Young People's 
Service League? Select a verse (or verses) 
from the Bible which summarize for you the 
complete purpose of the League, and tell how. 

2. Choose the type of program that you like best, 
(Discussion, Debate, Dramatization, etc) and 
work out a program which could be used by 
your own League. First select a theme, or 
subject. Then develop a worship service in 
keeping with your theme, which will last ten 
or fifteen minutes. The method you should 
use in developing the program proper, which 
should be arranged to last at least a half hour, 
will depend upon the type you select to work 
out. Make your presentation full enough and 
clear enough for others to follow without diffi- 

3. We call ourselves the Young People's Service 
League. How may we carry out in service 
activities and gifts all that our name implies? 

4. How should a League be organized in order to 
function most efficiently? 

5. Give the following information about Camp 
Leach: (a) Location; (b) Purpose; (c) Pro- 
gram. If you attended Camp last summer 
tell what phase of the Camp life meant the 
most to you and why. Give any suggestions 
which you may have which might improve 

the program for this year's Senior Camp. 
This test may be taken by all young people in 
the Diocese, between the ages of fourteen and 
twenty-five, whether they belong to a League or 
not. The boy or girl sending in the very best 
paper will receive a scholarship for the Senior 
Camp, to be held June 12th through 26th, 1932, 
at Camp Leach. According to the League Ten 
Point Standard, at least fifty percent of the mem- 
bership of each League should take this test and 
send in their papers to Miss Cornelia Van B. 
Harriss, 125 South Fifth St., Wilmington, not 
later than the first of May. The best answers to 
these test questions will be published in the Mis- 
sion Herald each month after the papers are all in. 

Test for Members of the Junior Young People's 
Service League. 

1. What do you mean by a Diocese? 

2. How many Counties are there in the Diocese 
of East Carolina? 

Name Them. 

3. When was this Diocese Organized? 


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4. Name the Bishops of East Carohna? 

5. What is the legislative body of the Diocese? 

6. What is the Executive Council of the Diocese? 

7. Name the Departments of the Executive 

8. How many organized Parishes and Missions 

are there in this Diocese? 

9. How many of these are in the Convocation of 
Colored Church Workers? 

10. How many Counties are there in this Diocese 
Without the Episcopal Church? Name them. 

11. What do you mean by a Convocation? 

12. How many Convocations are there in this 
Diocese? Name them. 

13. Who prepares the Diocesan Budget? 

14. Give the amount of the Diocesan Budget for 

15. How much of it is your Parish asked to contri- 

16. How much was contributed by your Parish 

in 1931? 

17. How much is the General Church Quota for 
this Diocese for 1932? 

18. Do we receive from the General Church 
more or less than we give? 

How much? 

19. Name your Diocesan Paper. Who is the 
-Editor? Where is it published? How much 

does it cost per year? 

20. What and where is Camp Leach? 

All boys and girls in the Diocese, who are 12, 
13, or 14 years of age, have an opportunity of 
winning a scholarship to one of the Junior Camps 
this summer, by taking the above test. The 
scholarship will be awarded to the boy or girl 
sending in the best paper. All papers should be 
sent in to Miss Harriss before the first of May. 


"Every real advantage in the history of Christ- 
ianity and in the spiritual history of the individ- 
ual can be traced to the discovery or re-discovery 
of some element in the religion of Jesus", said 
Rev. R. W. Trapnell, D. D., General Secretary of 
the Field Department of the National Council in 
an address at a missionary meeting, at the Annual 
Convention. ■ 

At the Annual Meeting of the Woman's Aux- 
iliary, in St. James', Wilmington, officers were 
elected or appointed as follows; First Vice-Pres- 
ident and President of the Convocation of Eden- 
ton — Mrs. W. T. Carrowan, Columbia; Second 
Vice-President and President of the Convocation 
of Wilmington — Mrs. J. Q. Beckwith, Lumberton ; 
Treasurer, Mrs. John A. Guion, New Bern; 

Treasurer United Thank Offering — Mrs Fred L. 
Outland ; Publicity Chairman — Mrs. Henry J. 
MacMillan, Wilmington; Supply Secretary — Mrs. 
T. P. Anthony, Greenville; Secretary Church 
Periodical-Miss Jessie Peace, Wilmington ; Chair- 
man . Field Department — Mrs. J. B. Cranmer, 
Wilmington; Chairman Christian Social Service 
— Mrs. Victor Shelburne, Washington. 

Announcement was made to the Annual Con- 
vention by Mr. George B. Elliott, Chancellor of 
the Diocese, that he had secured from the State 
of North Carolina a charter for the Episcopal 
Foundation, established to secure funds from in- 
terested laymen and others who remember the 
Church in their wills and contribute in other 
ways. The fund will be kept in trust and the 
income used in aiding worthy young men and 
women, desiring to prepare for religious work; 
to supplement salaries of clergy, when the situa- 
tion justifies; to make provision for cases of 
charity that cannot be provided for locally, and 
for such other religious, educational and chari- 
table purposes as the Trustees may deem proper. 

At a meeting of the Committee on Camp Leach, 
in St. Paul's Parish House, Greenville on February 
5th, tentative plans for conferences were made as 
follows : 
1. Conference for College Students — June 10-12 


Senior Camp (boys and girls — ages 14-25) 

June 12-26 inclusive. 

Junior Camp (boys—ages 12-15) June 26 — 

July 10. 

Junior Camp (girls — ages 12-15) July 24-31. 

Midget Camp (boys and girls — ages 9-12) 

July 24-31. 

Conference for Church School workers — Sept. 

16, 17, 18. 

Conference for the Clergy— Sept. 21-23. , 

Conference for Laymen — Sept. 23-25. 

A meeting of the Executive Committee of the 
Y. P. S. L., to plan District meetings, which will 
be held after Lent, was held in St. Paul's Parish 
House, Greenville, February 20th. The members 
of the Committee are : Bishop Darst, Wilmington ; 
Rev. W. A. Lillycrop, Greenville; Miss Cornelia 
Van B. Harriss, Wilmington; Mrs. E. P. Bailey, 
Wilmington; Rev. I. deL. Brayshaw, New Bern; 
Isabel Tillinghast, Fayetteville ; Jack Alexander, 
Wilmington; Mary Shelburne, Washington; Cecil 
Alligood, Fayetteville; Dick Duffy, Newbern; 
Bill Rankin, Wilmington; Catherine Harding, 
Washington; Virginia Stokes, Plymouth; and 
Sarah Badham, Edenton. 

February, 1932, 


3n iMeittDriam 

On December 23rd, 1931, shortly after his 
sixty-ninth birthday, Mr. Waitman ' T. Hines, 
faithful and devout communicant of the Church 
loyal and devout member of St. Mary's Church, 
Kinston, N. C, passed into "Life Eternal." 

The passing of Mr. Hines, for many years a 
vestryman of St. Mary's Parish, and more recent- 
ly Senior Warden, until forced by ill health to 
resign, brings a great loss to the Church and com- 
munity of Kinston; and removes from the ranks 
of the Diocese of East Carolina a godly layman, 
whose life was the source of constant inspiration 
to all his associates and friends. 

The late Mr. Hines was a native of Lenoir 
County. Before beginning his business career, 
he was a student at Wake Forest College. In 1892 
he, with his brother the late Mr. Lovit Hines went. 
into the lumber business , in which they achieved 
marked success. In 1896 their business was 
moved to Kinston. Since that time, Mr. Hines 
and h.s famuy have resided in Kinston, and have 
been very closely idencified with the life and work 
of St. Mary's Church, and with the Diocese of 

East Carolina. In 1887 Mr. Hines was married 
to Miss Leone Hardy. In addition to his widow, 
Mr. Hines is survived by three daughters, Mrs. 
A. H. Parrott, Mrs. D. L. Dixon, and Mrs. J. L. 
Skinner; and by one son, Mr. W. R. Hines. 

For a period of several months prior to his 
death, Mr. Hines had been in failing health. Two 
days before last Christmas, the end came very 
quietly, due to heart failure. Mr. Hines, in his 
sleep had passed into the ranks of the Church 
Triumphant. In death, as in life, with simple, 
unwavering faith, Mr. Hines had followed where 
His Master had led the way. By his uprightness, 
his sincerety, his kindness to others, and his gen- 
erosity ; in truth, by his genuine Christian life and 
conduct, and his steadfast and humble Christian 
faith, the late Waitman Thompson Hines has be- 
queathed to his family, relatives, and hosts of 
friends and comrades a blessed Memory and an in- 
spiring example, which deserves to be cherished 
and followed by succeeding generations. Through 
the death of Mr. W. T. Hines, the State of North 
Carolina has lost an honored and noble citizen ; 
and the Church, a loyal and devoted son. 

"Blessed are the Dead, who die in the Lord." 


Statement of Amounts Paid to February 13, 1932, on Apportionments for Diocesan and General Church 

Work for the First Four Months of 1932— January to May. 

(Based on Reports of Canvass for 1932, with Reasonable Allowance for Special Lenten Effort.) 

Location Parish or Mission Apportionment 

Atkinson, St. Thomas' $ 30.00 

Aurora, Holy Cross 125.00 

Ayden, St. James' 125.00 

Bath, St. Thomas' 25.00 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 200.00 

Belhaven, St. James' 100.00 

Bonnerton, St. John's 35.00 

Chocowinity, Trinity 40.00 

Cliiito , M Paul' 100 00 

Columbia, St. Andrew's 110.00 

Creswell, St. David's 175.00 

Edenton, St. Paul's 750.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 550.00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 125.00 

Fayetteville, St. John's 750.00 

Fayetteville, St. Joseph's 70.00 

Gatesville, St. Mary's 75.00 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen's 350.00 

Greenville, St. Paul's 400.00 

Grifton, St. John's 60.00 

Hamilton, St. Martin's 30.00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 200.00 

Hope Mills, Christ Church 40.00 

Jessama, Zion 40.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 400.00 

Lake Landing, St. George's 45.00 

New Bern, Christ Church— _ 575.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's. __ 140.00 

Plymouth, Grace Church 125.00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's- 25.00 

Roper, St. Luke's SO.OO 

Seven Springs, Holy Innocent 80.00 

Southrjort, St. Philip's 90.00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul's 20.00 

Washington, St. Peter's 750.00 

Williamston, Advent 100.00 

"Vilniint;ion, ijof^a heph id 100.00 

Wilmington, St. James 3,650.00 

Wi'.mmgton, St. lohn's 825.00 

Wllralrgton, St. Mark's 70.00 

Wilmirgton, St. Pnul's 560.00 

Winsdor, St. Thomas' 125.00 

Winton, St. John's 4000 

Woodville, Grace Church 125.00 


Ahoskie, St. Thomas' 30.00 

Ami. Pd. to 
Feb. 13, 1932 












Belhaven, St. Mary's 


Burgaw^, St. Mary's 


Edenton, St John-Evangeli3t_ 


Elizabeth City, St. Phillip's- 


Fairfield, All Saints' 


Faison, St. Gabriel's 


Goldsboro, St. Andrew's 


Kinston, St. Augustine's 


Lumberton, Trinity 


Maxton, St. Matthew's 


Morehead City, St. Andrew's- 


North West, All Souls' 


Oriental, St. Thomas' 



Pikeville, St. George's 


Poxobel, St. Mark's 


Sladesville, St. John's 

10. on 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas'— 


Sunbury, St. Peter's 


Swan Quarter, Calvary 


Trenton, Grace Church 

40 00 

W-irsaw, Calvary 


Washington, St. Paul's 


Whiteville, Grace Church 


Winterville, St. Luke's 


Wrightsville, St. Andrew's — 


Yeatesville, St. Matthew's 




Aurora, St. Jude's 


Avoca, Holy Innocents 


Beaufort, St. Clement's 


Camdpn, St. Joseph's 


Greenville, St. Andrew's 


Haddock's Cross Roads, 

St. Stephen's 


Jasper, St. Thoma«' _.- 


Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas' 


Pollocksville, Mission 


Robersonville, Mission 


Roper, St. Ann's 


Williamston, St. Ignatius' 


Wilmington, "Brooklyn" Mis. 


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Wrightsville, St. Augustine's 




Campbellton, St. Phillip's. _. 


Kinston, Christ Church 



Tolar-Fart, Good Shepherd. 


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"The National Council asks 
that mission work at home and 
abroad be saved from disaster 
by a splendid outpouring of 
gifts on or before May 15th, 
Whitsunday. Meantime, with 
heavy hearts, yet hopefully, 
our missionaries await the 
Church's verdict." 

March, 1932 

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The Mission Herald 


Address of President 

It has been four months since the Triennial 
Convention in Denver and throughout the world 
the Auxiliary is beginning to put into effect new 
plans and programs, all stressing one great key- 
note — building the Kingdoms of earth into the 
great Kingdom of Our Lord and Christ. A 
woman who was fortunate enough to be a part 
of the Triennial meeting gained many lasting 
impressions as well as realization of the problems 
and responsibilities of this great Church of ours 
and a vision of the place of the Woman's Auxiliary 
in influence and service. 

Auxiliary Women! The term was heard fre- 
quently in Denver. It meant a great deal to the 
people, men and women, who used it and to those 
who heard it. Courageous leadership, eager 
discipleship, loving fellowship and the outpouring 
of devotion which strengthens and binds 
thousands of souls to Christ and His' Kingdom. 
The strength and beauty of the Auxiliai-y is yours, 
more and more, to give to other women as you 
gain an intimate knowledge of its scope and pro- 
vided you never fail to keep its objective of build- 
ing the Kingdom clearly in your mind. There 
are now 1603 women in the Auxiliary in East 
Carolina. I wish that I could truthfully say that 
in every branch they are gaining a deeper reali- 
zation that church work is the privilege of every 
member of the parish and that they. are doing 
something about it. If we honestly believe that 
it is, do we talk about it enough? Are we con- 
stantly trying to strengthen and broaden our 
plans? Do we know what the responsibilities of 
the parish are and if they are being met? Are 
we calling for cooperation of all the women in 
our parish and offering them joy in service. No 
progress can be made unless people know about 
the work. They cannot be interested in the Aux- 
iliary unless you can show them what it is, the 
way it functions and the ideals it is striving for 
and unless they can be given a glimpse of the way 
the Holy Spirit has, through the Auxiliary, touch- 
ed individual lives and guided and drawn count- 
less women closer to the Kingdom of God. 

Let me tell you of a letter from Miss Beardsley 
in which she writes : "In the General Church pro- 
gram there is this paragraph — If the Woman's 
Auxiliary is to arouse the concern of the women 
of to day, especially the young women and win 
them to share in working out Christ's answer to 
the world's need, it must engage in activities of 
tremendous significance. I believe that is the 
thought that lies at the foundation of all our work 

with young women. I think we should first face 
our reason for trying to interest them in the work 
of the Woman'sAuxiliary in the Churchs Mission. 
We should be sure of our own motives, not to 
want to interest them because it is the thing to 
do or to help us with our heavy burdens or even 
to assure an Auxiliary in the future but because 
we need their youth and joy and fresh view-point 
in working for the Kingdom.". We want to make 
our own work vital and spontaneous enough to 
interest and absorb women of all types and we 
have the vehicle to do it with. If your group is 
bored or tired of certain plans and programs, 
change them into something alive; Get a fresh 
viewpoint but begin again with the right objec- 

In this last address to you I wish to sound 
another call for Advance Work. The women rais- 
ed all of the money for the advance work that was 
given but we did not finish our project. Bishop 
Perry says to keep on until we do. It has been 
said that "Foreign Missions is the work of creat- 
ing groups of people all over the world whose 
unity in Christ is deeper than their nationalistic 
feeling." The Woman's Auxiliary, in its interest 
and love for the Mission of the Church has been 
leading the way. The effort is greater, the sacri- 
fice is greater just now but the women of East 
Carolina must recognize no boundaries of seas 
and distant lands and unselfishly keep the 
advance work foremost. One of the biggest op- 
portunities for spreading the Gospel in China 
is among Chinese women. In Nap king, where 
Bishop Graves wishes to build the little house as 
a home and gathering place for Christian women, 
there are countless opportunities for contacts and 
friendships to be built and strengthened through 
your effort. We must find ways to complete this 
fund besides the $500.00 included in your appor- 
tionment for 1932. Special Gifts from individ- 
uals or societies will be splendid. Let's finish this 
year. The work accomplished by you in 1931 has 
been very fine. The reports of your officers will 
tell you the details. In studying them, I was not 
surprised that you had fulfilled your obligations 
and done much else besides but I have rejoiced in 
it and been proud to send your report to the Dio- 
cesan Convention. As you go into 1932 with new 
and fresh leadership, keep your faith and courage 
high and build — build — build. Your foundations 
are in most places well laid and you can now build 
a structure that will inspire the people of East 
Carolina to splendid things. 

The United Thank Offering of the women of the 
Church is becoming more significant and wonder- 
ful each year throughout the world. Let it be an 
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The Mission Herald 





When this issue of the Mission Herald reaches 
our readers we shall be entering upon that sacred 
season in which we remember the last days of 
Our Lord's earthly life, that Holy Week which 
opened in the seeming victory of Palm Sunday 
and closed in the seeming defeat on Calvary's 

May we go through this week in the company of 
our Master. May we gather at His feet as He 
gives to His disciples those last words of comfort 
and power and hope. May we wait with Him in 
the dark agony of Gethsemane, and climb with 
Him the rugged road to Calvary. 

"He thought of you, He thought of me, 

When hanging there in agony ; 

wondrous love for you and me 

It broke His heart on Calvary." 

May we stand before His cross and cry out of 
our penitent hearts, "Dear Lord you are hanging 
there in my place — you are bearing the burden of 
my sins, you are dying for me." 

May we so crucify self on Good Friday that we 
may, with Him, rise to the glory and splendor of 
new life on Easter Day. 

A weary, broken world is turning to the cross 

Weary of its wanderings it is looking for peace, 
where alone peace can be found, and it is your 
blessed privilege and mine to show the way. 

Those weary, broken ones cannot be led back 
through the cen turies to a cross that still stands 
upon a lonely hill, but they can be led to Him 
who made the cross the flaming symbol of man's 
redemption if we ourselves have learned the way. 

Christians in name only, not knowing the way 
ourselves, we are even as the blind leading the 

Disciples in truth, following in His blessed foot- 
prints, we will lead our brethren into the glory 
and saving power of His presence. 

How may we even begin to know that we are 
His diciples? Let us hear His own blessed answer 
to our question. 

"By this shall all men know that ye are my dis- 
ciples, if ye have love one toward another." 

As we stand before the cross God help us to 
drive from our hearts all of those evil things that 
crowd love out. 

"Herein is my Father glorified that ye bear 
much fruit ; and so shall ye be my disciples." 
Are we bearing fruit? Are we feeding the hungry 

souls of men who look to us for aid? "If ye abide 
in my word, then ye are my disciples indeed." 

That means obedience to His will. Are we 
willing to stake our lives on His word and be 
guided by the shining light of His truth? 

We ask again "Who dear Lord may be your 
disciple"? and hear the answer which has led 
millions of men and women to His service. "If 
any man will come after me, let him deny himself, 
and take up his cross and follow me" — "And who- 
soever doth not bear his cross and come after me, 
cannot be my disciple." 

As we follow Jesus up the hill to Calvary, can 
we truthfully say that we are bearing our cross 
bravely and cheerfully after Him ? 

Let us not forget that this cross bearing is 
not a burden laid upon us through force of cir- 
cumstances only, but something voluntarily borne. 

Our Lord says "Let him take up his cross" and 
that means something assumed for the cause of 
Christ and for the spread of His blessed King- 
dom in the hearts of men. 

xi means denying self — putting Christ in the 
place of self — it means the surrendered life. It 
means victory and peace and fellowship with 

During this Lenten Season the note of self- 
denial has been sounded again and again. We 
have been urged to turn back to the cross in peni- 
tence and fasting and prayer. 

We have been shown the vision of a world 
stretching out its hands to God, We have learn- 
ed that Christ will meet the need of those seeking 
ones if we will only let Him through our selfish 

God give us grace, in the light of the cross, 
in the glory of the sacrificial love of Jesus, to 
offer and present ourselves and our substance — 
our time and our means to the carrying forward 
of that great plan for which our Master died — that 
plan which shall be perfectly fulfilled when the 
Kingdoms of sin and Satan and death become the 
everlasting Kingdoms of our Lord and of His 

Faithfully and affectionately, 
Your Friend and Bishop, 

Thomas C. Darst. 

Rev. W. R. Noe was elected by the Annual 
Convention Editor and Business Manager of the 
Mission Herald. He was also re-elected Secre- 
tary of the Convention ; Treasurer of the Diocese 
and Executive Secretary of the Diocese. 

The Mission Herald 

General Church 

By Rev. William H. Millon. D.D. 

These are the days when the heroic element 
in our religion demands the chief prominence. 
Days, when to the Master's commands, "Lift up 
your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white 
already to harvest" and "Go ye into all the world," 
we need to add His example, "He set His face 
steadfastly toward Jerusalem". Days, when the 
prayer of Ignatius Loyola should be often on our 
lips and in our hearts : 

"Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou de- 
servest : to give and not to count the cost : to fight 
and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek 
for rest : to labor and not to ask for any reward, 
save that of knowing that we do Thy will, through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." 


to call upon indifferent or uninformed fellow 
members, to win their interest and enthusiasm 
for assuming their share of the new opportunities 
and the urgent responsibilities that rest upon us 


Here is a message from the National Council to 
every parish, mission, and individual in the 
Church : Between Easter and Whitsunday there 
are fifty days. Two tremenduous things happen- 
ed to the group of people — a group just about 
parish size — in Jerusalem on the first Whitsun- 
day. They became profoundly aware of the great 
Christian imperative, of what the Church had 
to do in the world, and they became conscious 
that they were empowered to do it. They had 
the vision of great undertakings and the power 
to accomplish them. Either would be useless 
without the other. Possessing them both, the 
Church was invincible. 

Every parish in the Church today, every mem- 
ber of every parish, has the same resources of 
knowledge and power on this Whitsunday. In 
the words of the Prayer Book, "by the indwelling 
of Thy Holy Spirit we may be enlightened and 
strengthened for Thy Service." 

The work for which the Church exists, the work 
of making our Lord known and of keeping human 
souls in closest touch with Him, is stumbling and 
faltering for lack of equipment to be supplied by 
a few hundred thousand dollars, money which 
is lacking because so many people have not learn- 
ed the value of giving, have not discovered that 
living and giving are almost the same things, 
that Christian living, certainly without Christian 
giving of money, prayer and service, is unreal. 

It is a time for every individual and every par- 
ish to take the initiative; not to wait for plans 
and methods but to do the utmost personally, and 

It is hoped that every parish and mission in 
this diocese will make plans for a special Com- 
munion Service, either on Whitsunday, or during 
the week, at which a special offering for Missions 
will be taken to apply towards the §400,000.00 
needed to prevent any further reduction of appro- 
priations for the work of the Church throughout 
the world. 

Whatever the offerings in East Carolina may 
be, they will be applied toward our apportion- 
ment for 1932, which we have told the National 
Council to expect in full. Let us hope they will 
go beyond. 

Where there are two or more churches in a 
single charge, it may be possible to have four Cel- 
ebrations on Whitsunday, — an early Service, mid- 
day, afternoon and evening. The emergency war- 
rants such an arrangement, where possible. An- 
nouncements should be made at Easter, or as soon 
after as possible, that the people may have ample 
time to prepare for a worthy and sacrificial offer- 

This is what the reductions already made, a- 
mounting to $600,000.00, are meaning to our 
workers in the field : 

Salary reductions will cause great distress, es- 
pecially among Chinese workers, several of whom 
have lost everything. Endeavor to relieve the 
needs of flood and war refugees is a heavy burden 
for all. Owing to present conditions, local income 
for Church support has greatly decreased. Some 
of our Shanghai buildings have been damaged. 
The reductions, added to widespread distress from 
flood and war, are a crushing blow, and will in- 
volve serious retrenchments, going so far as to 
require possible closing of St. John's University. 

Bishop of Shanghai. 

Reduction means great difficulty for all of our 
staff and especially for Chinese clergy and teach- 
ers. At best they have a hard time getting along 
on present salaries because of increased cost of 
living and the overwhelming losses of last sum- 
mer's disastrous floods. 


Bishop of Anking. 

March, 1932. 

Hospitals and Churches will severely feel the 
reductions just when China, in the midst of fa- 
mine, political insecurity, and other manifold dis- 
tresses, increasingly welcomes comfort and hope 
of the Christian message. Workers and Chinese 
particularly hard hit because of rapidly mount- 
ing living costs. We pray that our sharing in the 
effects of the world crisis will deepen our faith, 
hope and love. 


Bishop of Hankow. 

All our staff are courageous, sympathetic, and 
loyal, but appropriation reduction means distress 
for native workers, forfeited opportunities, in- 
evitable retreat when times demand advance. 

Bishop of Tohoku. 
Proposed reduction terribly serious, At least 
half our mission schools must be closed. Great 
suffering will be inflicted upon the clergy. God 
still reigns in heaven and His work must not stand 


Bishop of Liberia. 

I deeply sympathize with the National Council, 
in the impossible task that has been thrust upon 
it to balance the budget for the general work of 
the church in 1932. I know how these reductions 
affect me as I try to apply them to the individual 
members of the staff, especially the Porto Rican 
clergy. They are receiving from |70 to $100 a 
month. Each, in addition to his wife, has from 
two to six children to support. But count on 
Porto Rico to do everything possible under the 


Bishop of Porto Rico. 


By Carolyn Conner 

I spent an hour in Friendly Hall 
And came away with shining eyes; 
I spoke a word with someone there 
And gone were troubles, tears and sighs; 
I clasped a hand in Friendly Hall 
And sang a song whose words rang true ; 
I stamped those words upon my heart — 
"I want to be a Friend to you." 

The outstanding event of the month for our 
student group was the visit of the Rev. Thomas 
H. Wright. No one is ever given a warmer wel- 
come to Friendly Hall. 

On the evening of January 9th, a group of 

students entertained Mr. Wright at supper in 
Friendly Hall, among those present were the Rev. 
and Mrs. W. A. Lillycrop, Rev. Thomas H. Wright, 
Mrs. Howard, Carolyn Conner, Marguerite Lane, 
Edna Peele, Gathering Flaugher, Joy Pickard, 
Cathryne Holland, and Roslyn Satterwhite. 

Sunday morning January 10th, Mr. Wright 
addressed the Student Bible Class. He brought 
a powerful and inspiring message to the group 
gathered to hear him. 


Several changes have been made in the set-up 
of our young people's camps for this summer. 
In the first place we are planning to conduct four 
camps instead of only two as before. We are also 
making changes in the age-grouping for each 
camp, except the Senior Camp. We will have two 
Junior Camps this year, one for boys and one for 
girls, ages twelve, thirteen and fourteen years. 
The age-grouping for the Senior Camp will be the 
same as before, for both boys and girls, from 
fourteen to twenty-four years of age. This means 
that all young people who are fourteen years of 
age may decide for themselves which camp they 
had rather attend. However, we wish to urge all 
fourteen year old boys and girls, unless they are 
overgrown for their age, to choose one of the 
Junior Camps instead of the Senior Camp. 

The cost of the camps for this summer has been 
reduced to |1.00 registration fee and $1.00 a day 
for the duration of the camp, making a total of 
$15.00 for the two-week camps and $8.00 for the 
Midget Camp which will last only one week. 

The schedule of the camps will be as follows : 

1. Senior Camp for Young People (ages 14 to 
24 years.) 

Date— June 13th-26th. 
Director: Rev. W. A. Lillycrop. 

2. Junior Camp for Boys (ages 12, 13, and 
14 years.) 

Date— June 26th-July 10th. 

Director: Captain Estabrooke (Church Army) 

3. Junior Camp for Girls (ages 12, 13, and 
14 years.) 

Date— July 10th-24th. 

Director: Miss Cornelia Van B. Harris. 

4. Midget Camp for Boys and Girls (ages 9, 
10, and 11 years.) 

Date— July 24th-31st. 

Director: Rev. J. Q. Beckwith, Jr. 

Posters, pamphlets, registration blanks, etc., 
will be ready for distribution after Easter. Begin 
now to make your plans to attend one of these 

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The Po\^er and The Glory 



All around The Lake, encircling it like a peri- 
phery of trees and soggy land, lay the cypress 
swamp. On the outer edge of the narrow swamp 
where the cleared land began stood a small, mean 
cabin. It was some distance from the other cabin 
where Julie lived with her grandparents, Granny 
Hester, Old Hester and their son Bob. Between 
the two cabins flowed the canal. Most of the time 
its waters were smooth and quiet ; a few times as 
now, raging and tearing in a muddy, rushing 
stream that reached clutchingly at everything as 
it swept by. 

The cabin on the edge of the swamp consisted 
of two small rooms, an open passage way and a 
shed room. The shed room having a flue was used 
for all general purposes. A narrow porch leaned 
weakly against the front of the other two rooms, 
The few windows were merely openings which 
could be closed by means of board shutters. 

In this place lived the boy Josh with Walt Dean 
the fiddler. They were a strange pair, these two. 
No one at The Lake knew just the exact numbei 
of years that belonged to Walt Dean. But they 
were many. The number of things that were 
paramount in his life were three — His liquor, his 
fiddle, the boy. Josh was twelve. Along with a 
head of red hair he had come into possession of a 
pair of brown eyes, with these had also come a 
generous supply of freckles. His scant clothing 
like Walt's went unmended and unwashed, the 
only difference being that the boy's overalls were 
torn off" at the knee to allow a greater freedom for 
his fast growing legs. His family to Josh was 
made up of himself, Walt Dean and the 'possum- 
hound "Pat." 

With the coming of night the wind continued. 
It shook and rattled the flimsy shed-room. A 
feeble light shone palely through the grimy chim- 
ney of a battered tin lantern on the one table, 
around it were scattered some cracked pieces of 
china ware along with traces of a recent meal. At 
every fresh outburst of wind the small four hole 
stove distributed puffs of strong smelling smoke 
through the room. In several places the ceaseless 
falling of the rain had soaked through the thin 
roof, dripping onto the floor below where it pat 
terned itself in spreading wet patches. The loose- 
ly hung door and shutter kept up a continuous 
ihumping as they were strained against their 
makeshift fastenings. 

There was only Josh in the room now. He 
hated the smoke but he was used to it. The stove 
always smoked when the wind blew from across 
The Lake. Some time ago he and Walt had eaten 
their poor supper. A little while after there had 
come a sudden lull outside; the wind died down 
and the rain stopped. Seizing upon that moment 
the man had set the empty whisky jug on the 
floor and gotten up on unsteady legs. The boy 
watched him anxiously: 

"Hit's sho a-stormin' too hard fer you ter go 
to-night. Uncle Walt." 

The answer had been a drunken laugh as Walt 
found his piece of a hat hanging on the knob of his 
chair: "Ye haint afeard, air ye?" 

Too quickly the answer leaped back : "Ye know 
I haint." 

Then the man had gone out into the night leav- 
ing the boy alone. Young as he was Josh knew 
it was the urge of liquor that had driven him out. 
That the tormenting thirst had gripped him again 
and that there would be no rest for either of them 
until it was slaked. He got up from where he was 
sitting on the edge of the wood-box behind the 
stove. He went to the window and leaned close 
against the rough board shutter. It was so still 
out there. No wind in the trees. No rain. Even 
the waters of The Lake seemed quiet, he could 
scarcely hear their swishing. Once he started to 
open the shutter the air was so close and heavy. 
Instead he placed his lips to one of the cracks be- 
tween the boards and whistled to the dog — a long 
shrill whistle. No answer. 

Leaving the window Josh went over to the 
c^umsv safe in the corner and from behind its 
sagging doors he brought out a soiled, torn book 
wicn both the front and back missing. Going over 
to the table he pushed back the clutterings there 
and laid the book down open. From beneath the 
tf.ble he dragored an upturned empty box for a 
seat. Soon the boy was lost in the mysteries of 
tne book before him. Page after page was turned 

Suddenly there came a startling sound! The 
room trembled. Shook. All at once the wind 
blew up with a terrific howl. The rain came down 
with the hardness of hail stones pelting the roof. 
The wet patches on the floor extended their ir- 
regular borders. The door and shutter flung anc! 
wrenched themselves against their weak shackles. 

Josh shivered. Walt had laughed at him, teas- 
ing him in his drink: "Ye haint afeard air ye?" 
Well he wasn't afeard .... What was hit Granny 

March, 1932. 

Hester said 'bout the .... Did he hear something? 
His bare feet made no sound crossing the floor. 
Arrived at the door one hand touched the latch — 
hesitated. Where was Uncle Walt? Maybe he had 
lost his way all muddled as he was. 

The wind pushed under the door. It was 
damply cold to his feet. His hand left the latch. 
He went back to the table, sat down on the box 
and began turning the leaves of the book where 
he had left off. But the turning was mechanical, 
the eyes gazed unseeingly on the page. 

There was danger in the storm. Josh realized 
it. That afternoon he had stood with Walt Dean 
and Bob Hester near the bridge that was built 
over the water-gate. They had watched the ris- 
ing waters of The Lake, swollen and angry, pound 
their great weight against the puny strength of 
the dam. It had required the combined efforts 
01 the two men and the boy to stand against the 
wildness of the wind flinging its way across the 
lashing surface of the water. 

Beneath the violence of the attack the water- 
gate had creaked and moaned with the strain of 
its agony. Bob had put his mouth to Walt's ear : 
"Hit's bound ter give way," he yelled. 

"Hit's sho bad. The storm — she haint — ^broke 
— yit." 'The answer in gaps hurled away in th^ 

Josh had tried to listen. He had wedged him- 
self farther in between the two men to hear bet- 
ter. The wind had snatched the words out of 
their mouths before they could reach him. He 
caught: "Uncle Walt .... when?" 

And the answer : "Twixt .... an' mornin' . . . 

The meaning was plain. He knew what the 
men were thinking about. If the gate didn't hold 
there would be flooded fields. Many weeks would 
be needed for them to dry out enough to enable 
a plough to push its way through the soft black 
earth ; to lay open the wide deep furrows in which 
to drop the seed which later would become the 
means of their slender sustenance. 

When the gloom had crept down becoming too 
dense to see through they had turned away. Bob 
going to the Hester's cabin across the canal. Walt 
Dean and Josh following their own path up The 
Lake, forcing their way through the gathering 
darkness which hemmed them in like a wall. It 
had been slow going, with the boy attempting to 
shield the old ihan with his young body. 

The last page had been turned. He closed the 

What was that ! A noise .... Something moved 
on the loose boards of the open passage .... The 
blood beat in his ears. Cold waves slid up over 
his body. Granny said .... things .... walked 
in the swamp .... at night .... hunting .... 

Something brushed against the door. Sharp 

claws scratched. There came a series of quick 
whines. Josh bounded to the door, flung it open; 
"Pat, Pat ol' dog." 

The dog flung himself on the boy trying to lick 
him in the face, almost knocking him down by the 
impact; running around in short circles, up to 
the boy, in and out of the door, uttering rapid 
excited barks: 

"Hey, whut's the matter, actin' like a plum 
fool. Git down off o' me — dern ye." 

But the dog refused to be quieted. He made one 
last assault on the boy then turned and ran whim- 
pering outside again. 

At last Josh understood. Uncle Walt. Out 
there alone. Running to the table he seized the 
lantern and rushed out into the storm. 
( To be continued. ) 


The Executive Committee of the Diocesan 
Young People's Service League met several weeks 
ago for the purpose of planning District Meetings 
for the young people of the Diocese to be held 
shortly after Easter. 

After careful study of the map the Committee 
decided to divide the Diocese up into four districts 
by counties as follows: 

DISTRICT I— New Hanover, Brunswick, Co- 
lumbus, Pender, Sampson, Bladen, Robeson, Hoke, 
and Cumberland. 

DISTRICT II— Duplin, Onslow, Carteret, Pam- 
lico, Craven, Jones, Lenoir, Wayne, and Green. 

DISTRICT III— Pitt, Beaufort, Hyde, Dare, 
Tyrrell, Washington, and Martin. 

District IV — Bertie, Hertford, Gates, Chow- 
an, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden and Cur- 

Each of these Districts will hold an all-day 
meeting on one of the Saturdays in April as 
follows : 

April 9th, District III — Katherine Harding, 

April 16th, District II — Julia Derr, Chairman. 

April 23rd, District IV — Sarah Badham, Chair- 

April 30th, District I — William Rankin, Chair- 

The first of these series of meetings, that of 
District III, will be held in Williamston. The place 
of meeting of each of the other Districts will be 
published in the April issue of the Mission Herald. 
Watch for this announcement. 

All young people between the ages of fourteen 
and twenty-four are urged to attend these meet- 
ings, whether they belong to a Service League or 
not. We are especially anxious to reach our young 
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AGAIN. — By Miss Cornelia Van B. Harris. 

"If the heartache of the world is to be healed ; 
if there is to be love where now there is hate; if 
the shadow of war is to be lifted from the life of 
man ; if the light of the Gospel is to be sent into 
all dark corners of the earth! if the laws of our 
country are to be held sacred by young people; 
if the friendships and quests of modern youth are 
to be Christian through and through — it will be 
by the united eifort of Christian young people 
who make up their minds to make a genuine trial 
of the way of Jesus Christ in every area of human 

Believing the above statement to be absolutely 
true, our Summer Camps are planned with the 
purpose of giving our young people every oppor- 
tunity of learning to live a Christ-centered life in 
all their relationships and activities. Therefore, 
with their varied programs of worship, study and 
recreation, our Camps offer more of an experience 
to be lived than a program to be described — an ex- 
perience resulting in a new vision of life's privi- 
leges and obligations. The Study Classes will 
open the eyes of some to an appreciation of world 
needs; the Morning Watch, Bible Classes, Per- 
sonal Religion Discussions, and Vesper Services 
will lead others to a vision of the beauty and 
power of a Christ-filled life; the Method Courses 
will show many how to turn to practical use the 
suggestions in improving their League programs; 
the Social Activities will enable still others to see 
that pleasure may be all that is fine, and yet be 
the best and most satisfying of fun. In other 
words, our purpose will be to develop the four- 

fold life of each individual camper, through pro- 
viding opportunities for physical, mental, social 
and spiritual growth. We shall strive constantly 
to hold before all the vision of service and unself- 
ish living. 

Now there are several ways in which the Wo- 
man's Auxiliary may greatly help in promoting 
these Summer Camps for our young people — our 
future Auxiliary and Brotherhood members, who 
in a short time will begin to be looked to as lead- 
ers in our Diocesan work. We are depending 
upon the Woman's Auxiliary in a very special 
way to help us reach this year as many of our 
young people as possible, and here are a few sug- 
gestions of ways in which you may be of real serv- 

1. See that the necessary information about 
the Camps reaches every young person in your 
parish. (This especially applies to those parishes 
v/here there is no organized Young People's Serv- 
ice League). Materials, including a poster, 
pamphlets and registration blanks, will be sent 
to each parish in the Diocese shortly after Eas- 
ter. Will you please see that the poster is put up 
in a place where all may see it, and that the litera- 
ture is distributed? Ask your rector to give out 
announcements at the proper time. 

2. Give a scholarship (several if possible) for 
the use of some young person who could not other- 
wise attend one of these Camps. Many Auxiliar- 
ies are already doing this, and the young people 
are working for this scholarship by using a point- 
system in their League, whereby the one who 
earns the greatest number of points will receive 
the scholarship. For instance, each Leaguer is 
given a point each for such things as attendance, 
punctuality, helping with the program, paying 
dues, attending Sunday School, attending Chu^-ch 
Services, etc. By establishing a Camp Scholar- 
ship for the best all round Leaguer, you will also 
be helping to stimulate better League activities. 

3. Send some contribution, either as an Aux- 
iliary or as individual members, to Bishop Darst 
to be used for Camp Leach. We are in need of 
funds to put in some very necessary improve- 
ments this year, and any amount you may be able 
to give will be very greatly appreciated. We hope 
that some who may be in a position to give more 
liberally than others, will recognize the wonder- 
ful opportunity that our Camps oflfer for develop- 
ing future leadership here in the Diocese, and will 
feel it a privilege to give to the furtherance of 
this work which has unlimited possibilities. 

During the v/eek of February 22nd, the women 
of St. Peter's Parish, Washington, N. C, enjoyed 
the privilege of having Miss Cornelia Van B. Har- 
ris, Director of Religious Education in the Dio- 

March, 1932. 

cese, with them to conduct a daily Bible class on 
the Gospel of St. John. The five women's or- 
ganizations of the Parish joined in attending 
these classes, which were held in the Church at 
3 :30 each afternoon. Attendance was fine and 
the deepest interest shown and the spiritual and 
educational value cannot be overestimated. 

Miss Harris is a teacher of rare ability and her 
contribution to the educational work of the Wo- 
man's Auxiliary in holding these classes inval- 

The women of St. Peter's owe Miss Harris a 
debt of thanks and sincerely hope she can return 
to the Parish each Lent and conduct a similar 


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important part of your individual life during 
these days of strain, anxiety and loss. Keep the 
Blue Box near you and count your blessings with 
offerings of thankfulness day by day, not semi- 
annually. It will give you courage. Dr. Daniel 
McGregor used a sentence in Denver that I cannot 
get away from. "Every dollar offered in a Blue 
Box, every prayer sent up to the throne of God, 
every good word spoken for the cause of the 
Church in building up its great work in distant 
lands, every one of these is weaving a web of the 
new family of God, the new humanity, which shall 
stand when all other institutions and organiza- 
tions have passed away." The Thank Offering is 
a great binding force between the women of all 
nations. The Thank Offering can be the means 
of carrying comfort, health and spiritual power 
to thousands of people. The Thank Offering can 
be the personal expression of your love and 
thanksgiving to your Saviour. Several Diocesan 
Auxiliary Branches have established a Memorial 
Fund which has come to mean much to them. I 
recommend it to you with the endorsement of your 
present Executive Board. 

That a Memorial Fund be established in East 
Carolina to be used for such missionary purposes 
as the Diocesan Auxiliary in Annual Convention 
may direct. This fund is to consist of gifts which 
may be donated by branches or individuals in 
comimemoration of those whose lives they may 
wish to honor — that a special committee on Gifts 
and Memorials be established, the chairman of 
v/hich to be empowered to receive such gifts with 
acknowledgement to the donor and notification of 
the family of those to whom tributes are paid; 
a record of the donors and the names of those 
commemorated be kept in the minutes of the Dio- 
cesan Auxiliary. 

Peoples of ah lands are passing through times 
of unusual testing. Unemployment, hardship, 

deprivation, sorrow and hunger are all around 
us. A day of Prayer is to be observed on Feb- 
ruary 12th. The Council of Women for Home 
Missions, the Federation of Women's Boards of 
Foreign Missions of North America and the 
World Day of Prayer Committee issue an urgent 
call asking that as we approach this World Day of 
Prayer we may think and plan and pray for 
united, purposeful intercession in behalf of the 
world, that this may be a season when we shall 
put ourselves so closely in tune with God, that 
we may not only know His will for us but how we 
may best help to establish His Kingdom. 

Mrs. MacMillan, at the closing session of the 
Annual Meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary of the 
Diocese of East Carolina, requested that a reso- 
lution be prepared expressing the desire of the 
Woman's Auxiliary to cooperate in every way 
through the Field Department with the plans of 
the Bishop and Executive Council, and a copy be 
sent to the Bishop and Executive Council. 

The following resolution was imrnediately pre- 

"After earnest consideration of the suggestion 
made to the delegates by the Bishop in his noon- 
day talk and at the request of the President, be it 
Resolved, That the Woman's Auxiliary, through 
its Field Department, hold itself in readiness to 
render any service that is requested by the rectors 
and vestries in the Every Member Canvass as 
well as in any other part of the diocesan program, 
thereby increasing the opportunity for service 
in the extension of Christ's Kingdom and in deep- 
ening the individual responsibility." 


(Continued from Page 7) 

people in parishes where there is no organized 
League at present, and we are depending upon 
the Woman's Auxiliary to reach these young 
people for us. Not only see that they know about 
these meetings, but please, if possible, bring them 
to the meeting yourself. The Clergy and League 
Counsellors, and all other adults interested in the 
young people's work are cordially invited to at- 
tend. The meetings will be conducted entirely 
by the young people themselves. A full program 
will be published in the next issue of the Mission 

Mrs. Fred L. Outland, President of the Woman's 
Auxiliary, has announced the appointment of Mrs. 
J. L. Shackleford of Farmville as secretary of the 
Woman's Auxiliary and Miss Caroline K. Myers 
of Wilmington as custodian of the United Thank 


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Chapter Three 

Betty was just wondering how long it would 
be before mother would say : "Its bed time dear," 
when suddenly foot steps were heard coming up 
on the porch : "Hippity-hop, hippity-hop, hippity- 
hop." Then the door bell rang. 

Mother turned on the porch light and opened the 
door. Who do you suppose was there? It was 
Scarlet Bunny! 

"Come right in Scarlet Bunny," said mother 
cordially. "You are just in time to see Betty 
before she goes to bed." 

"But I wanted to ask you if Betty might go with 
me tonight to visit the Fairies?" said ScaT-let 
Bunny as he came inside. "To visit the Fairies?" 
repeated mother, "Where?" 

"Just over on the College Campus mother," 
chimed in Betty. "Scarlet Bunny says there are 
some Fairies there. Please let me go just this 
once. We will come back whenever you say." 

Mother looked at the two of them for a moment 
then she said : 

"Well this is unusual. But also, its unusual to 
see the Fairies. You may go this once if you will 
promise to start back home again when the ten 
o'clock lights flash over at the College." 

Both promised. Then in no time at all, with 
coat and hat on, Betty climbed into the little red 
air-plane with Scarlet Bunny and with a putt-a- 
putt, putt, they were flying towards the lake on 
the Campus. 

When they had arrived near there. Scarlet 
Bunny brought the plane down. Then they climb- 
ed out ; and he and Betty tiptoed to a spot near the 
lake shore. There they hid behind a bush. 

They had been crouching behind the bush for 
quite a long time it seemed to Betty, without see- 
ing anything but the darkness and without hear 
ing anything but the falling leaves and the wind 

She was just about to say: "Let's go back 
home," when Scarlet Bunny asked her: "Isn't it 

^"Lovely?" grumbled Betty, "Why I don't see 
any Fairies or anything else lovely here!" 

"That's because you only have your eyes half 
opened," said Scarlet Bunny sadly. "So many 
people are unable to see the beautiful things al- 
ways around them because they have their eyes 
only half opened." 

At this Betty opened her eyes wider and sure 
enough she saw something besides the dark now. 

In the woods on the lake shore there were the 
loveliest hues of pink and violet, blue and silver 
and golden lights everywhere. Moreover, what 
she had thought was empty woods she saw now 
was crowded with happy faced Fairy folk. 

As for the falling leaves, which she had grumb 
led about before, she now saw them being used as 
parachutes by other Fairies who were sailing 
happily on the fluttering brown and orange and 
red leaves to their meeting in the woods on the 
lake side. 

Also, she saw that the leaves floating on the 
water of the lake were being used by still other 
Fairies who were merrily rowing them as boats 
to reach their happy Fairy meeting. 

When she had overcome her surprise enough 
to speak, Betty touched Scarlet Bunny and whis- 
pered : 

"It is lovely! But where does the light come 
from? The Fairies have no lanterns, yet it is as 
light as day here." 

"Why the light is due to the Fairies' disposi- 
tions," explained Scarlet Bunny. "All the true 
Fairies are helpful and cheerful and thoughtful 
and kind. And their lives are filled with light 
for themselves and for each other." 

"But look over there," pointed Betty, "There is 
a dark spot in the Fairy group. What is that?" 

"You will see in a minute," answered Scarlet 
Bunny. "That is a group of Fairies who have 
turned out to be "Not True-Fairies." They have 
refused to be helpful and cheerful and kind. And 
now their lights have gone out. You will see in 
a short time what happens to them." Fascinated, 
Betty and Scarlet Bunny continued to watch. 

The Fairies seemed to be having such a jolly 
time. They were talking and laughing with each 
other. And, although Betty and Scarlet Bunny 
were too far away to hear all that the Fairies 
were saying, they guessed from the few words 
they did hear and from the happy expressions on 
the Faries' faces, that they were telling each 
other of good deeds they had done. 

After a time they noticed that the Faries were 
forming themselves into a large circle as though 
for a meeting. Then, Betty gasped with pleasure, 
for into the center of the circle, as the leader of 
the Fairy meeting, there appeared the most beau- 
tiful person you could imagine. 

She was like the golden sunlight itself. Her 
dress was of rainbow colored silk which had been 
spun as finely as a spider's web. On her head 
there was a crown of gold studded with flashing 
precious stones, in her hand was a shining wand, 

March, 1932. 


while her lovely face was radiant with kindness 
and sweetness and light. 

"'It must be the Fairy Queen?" breathlessly 
whispered Betty to Scarlet Bunny. 

"Yes," he nodded his head without speaking. 
The first thing the Fairy Queen did was to look 
sadly towards the dark spot where the "Not-True 
Fairies" were huddled together. Then she rais- 
ed her wand in their direction. And instantly the 
dark spot was gone from the Fairy group. 

"What happened then ?" asked Betty of Scarlet 
Bunny in a whisper. 

"Why those "Not-True-Fairies" were banished 
from the kingdom of Fairies," explained Scarlet 
Bunny."They have refused to spread helpfulness 
and light. So now they have been sent away to 
live forever in the darkness they love." 

"But what will they do in the darkness?" asked 

"Listen!" whispered Scarlet Bunny. Betty 
listened and she heard what sounded like the 
croaking of frogs. 

"That," continued Scarlet Bunny, "is some of 
the "Not-True-Fairies." They are such ugly crea- 
tures that they are croaking and bellowing now 
trying to upset this Fairy meeting. Others of 
them will get into people's radios and try to drown 
out with noise the sweet music of the radio pro- 
grams. Still others of them will look around for 
boys and girls who are troublesome and unkind 
and grumbly. Then the "Not-True Fairies" will 
hide in their clothes and make them more so." 

"I'm glad I'm not a grumbly girl !" quickly de- 
clared Betty. 

To this Scarlet Bunny just smiled but did not 
say a word. 

Both of them looked again toward the Fairy 
group; and they saw the Queen talking very 
earnestly to all the Fairies. 

They listened very quietly, and they could hear 
a few words of her sweet bell-like voice : 

"Kind Fairies," she was saying, "We must help 
people now as never before. There are many 
needy and unhappy people in the world. We must 
do all we can. In fact, we must even enlarge 
our numbers by getting some other kind-hearted 
creatures to help us ." 

Just at this moment the lights of the College 
flashed. Betty and Scarlet Bunny did not have 
time to hear more. Quietly they left the bush and 
tip-toed back to where they had left their air- 
plane to keep their promise to mother. 

However, as the air-plane gently came down in 
Betty's yard, before she told Scarlet Bunny good- 
night, Betty asked : 

"Can you come over to my house tomorrow. 
Scarlet Bunny?" 

"Yes," said he, "Why?" 

"If you will," answered Betty, "I have thought 
of something we can do to help the Fairies!" 
(To be continued.) 


Camp Leach, the training center of our Diocese, 
is located fourteen miles east of Washington, N. C. 
Here, each summer, young people from various 
parts of the Diocese gather to work and play. 
A family spirit is developed and the young people 
made to realize that they are all working together 
towards the same goal. 

The program is well worked out and offers 
much variety. It is necessary that all young peo- 
ple should develop physically as well as spiritually. 
We learn what is right and at Camp Leach we can 
put it to practice. It is the laboratory where we 
try out all we have learned. 

The services held at Camp are especially inspir- 
ing as all the young people enter whole heartedly 
into them. Vesper services, in particular, are 
beautiful when, at dusk, all the campers gather to 
think together with some adult leader on subjects 
Avhich fill each young heart with the desire to 
really make life count for something worthwhile. 

Through our activities, stunts, basket ball, base 
ball, volley ball, horse shoes and swimming, al- 
though we are having a wonderful time, it does 
not occur to us then but we are developing a spirit 
of cooperation, honesty, thoughtfulness, purpose- 
fulness and purity that will enable us to use these 
same characteristics in our everyday life and in 
the work of our Service League. 

The best functioning Leagues in our Diocese are 
those who have sent delegates to Camp Leach. 
Here they can exchange ideas with other young 
people and go home better prepared to carry out 
the great work of the Y. P. S. L. Every League 
in the Diocese should try to send as many mem- 
bers as possible to this Camp where, we can have 
a good time working and playing together. I am 
sure anyone who attends our Camp this year will 
become an enthusiastic booster for Camp Leach. 

President Y. P. S. L., Diocese of East Carolina. 

The Church School of St. George's, Lake Land- 
ing, has been re-organized and is accomplishing 
much good in the community. The attendance 
has been increased by the use of the "Cross and 
Crown System." The Rev. A. H. Marshall, who 
is now serving the parish, is deeply interested in 
making this a large and useful School and the 
members of the parish are cooperating with him 
in every way. 


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CTKe wAiDakeninq of SI. CTiinolKij's Leaque 

By Rev. W. A. Lillycrop 

Chapter Three 

The door of St. Timothy's Church stood open. 
It was always open that whoever would might 
enter to rest and to pray. 

On this Monday morning, a week after Dick and 
Catherine's experience at "Pine Bluff," a solitary 
figure walked through the open door, then contin- 
ued down the broad aisle towards the altar of 
white marble. Arrived at the sactuary rail he 
stopped and quietly knelt. It was the Reverend 
John Carlton, rector of the Church, who had stop- 
ped for prayer, as he did each morning, before 
going to his Study in the Parish House. 

As he remained kneeling the soft colored light 
streaming through every window, the gleaming 
cross with its challenge to sacrificial living, the 
unlighted candles with their silent urge to "Let 
your light so shine before men," the beautiful 
window above the altar in which the radiant figure 
of the Risen Christ urged all beholders to "Come 
unto me" and whose majestic countenance held a 
promise of help from on high — the whole atmos- 
phere of the Church brought to him an inexplain- 
able conviction that this day his prayer was to be 

The depression had reduced scores of families 
to need. Day by day he had been ministering to 
many as best he could. But still there were 
others. For these he had been praying daily, that 
he might be directed to them and enabled to assist 
them. Now, though he did not yet understand 
how, he was confident that in God's own way 
there was coming a solution to the problem. With 
thankful heart he arose and made his way to his 

The help was to come even sooner than he antic- 

Hardly had he arrived in his study when Miss 
Wheeler, the counsellor of St. Timothy's League, 

"Good morning, Mr. Carlton may I come in for 
a little while?" 

"Certainly, Miss Wheeler, come right in," he 
responded as he arose and cordially drew up a 
chair for her. 

"I only have a few minutes," she began as they 
both sat down. "But I promised the League to 
come by on my way to school this morning and 
ask your approval of a plan." 

"Fine, what is it?" he asked with interest. 

"Well, the members of the League have been 
visiting some of the poorer homes — ." 

"I know," he interrupted. "Catherine and Dick 
have reported some needy families to me and they 
have literally done marvels for that Mills family 
over on "Pine Bluff." 

"Yes," said Miss Wheeler her face lighting up 
with appreciation. "Catherine and Dick have been 
great. And they are really behind this plan, too. 
They have been so interested themselves that they 
have aroused the whole League to new activity." 

"It s always that way when any group does 
worth while things," remarked the Rector. "One 
or two individuals who are downright interested 
puts new life into a group. It s as St. Augustine 
said : "One loving heart sets another on fire." But 
what is their plan?" 

"It s this," continued Miss Wheeler. "The 
League wants to know if they may place a basket 
in the Church into which anyone who cares to may 
place groceries or articles of clothing to be dis- 
tributed to the needy." 

"Their idea," she added in explanation, "is that 
each organization in the Church, the Guild, the 
Auxiliary, the Brotherhood, the League etc., might 
have one day in each week when the members of 
their group will be responsible for putting some- 
thing in the basket." 

"In this way," she added, "there will always be 
some food and clothes here at the church for you 
to use as worthy cases are found." 

Mr. Carlton sat silent for a moment. Miss 
Wheeler thought he was thinking it over. But he 
already knew the answer. He was silent because 
he was filled with such gratitude that his Service 
League was being used of God to answer the 
prayer for the needy that he could not trust him- 
self to speak. 

Presently, with eyes shining he said: 

"I do approve heartily. Their plan is one of 
real service. God bless them in it !" 

Miss Wheeler arose. She taught at the high 
school and it was time for her to go to school. 
But before she left she said loyally : 

"This time, this is not just an enthusiastic idea 
that our League is excited about for the moment. 

They mean business now. They are going to 
begin at once and they are going to make you 
proud of them by the way they carry this 

They did. That very afternoon Catherine, Dick, 
Lib Carter, Jim and all the rest of the League met 
in the young people's room directly after school 
and they had a great time fixing their basket. 
Lib's mother had loaned them her large laundry 
basket, and they covered this with red crepe paper. 

March, 1932. 


When it was finished it looked very nice and they 
took it carefully into the Church and placed it at 
the head of the chancel steps. 

Then they proceeded to make their plan work. 
Every home in the congregation was visited by 
the eager Leaguers. Every organization's head 
had the plan carefully explained to them. And 
by the force of their own enthusiasm and hard 
work they won the cooperation of the whole par- 
ish to their plan. 

Dick's father laughingly declared that he had to 
hide some of his clothes at his office to keep them 
all from disappearing into "that Basket." Others 
of the congregation thought it just a fad that the 
"young people would soon get tired of." But they 
were mistaken. It was to be continued as long as 
it was needed. 

To the Rector the basket was like the cruse of 
oil and the quantity of meal of the widow of Zare- 
phath. The more he gave away as he ministered 
to the needy, the more he continued to have. 

While for the League it brought an experience 
of the joy of service beyond anything they had 
ever dreamed of. 

To Catherine and Dick it was the means of their 
stumbling upon something they were never to for- 
get as long as they lived. 

The faithfulness of the young people to their 
self-appointed task of sponsoring the social ser- 
vice basket had caused Mr. Carlton to entrust even 
more responsibility to them. Different ones of 
them were sent occasionally to carry assistance 
to certain families. 

On this afternoon, Dick accompanied by Cath- 
erine had driven his father's car to the home of 
one of the rural families. They were on their 
way back and had just reached the outskirts of 
the mill village when they saw a blaze on the roof 
of a small stable. 

Stopping the car Dick and Catherine scrambled 
out and rushed over to beat out the blaze. It 
didn't take much effort for it had just started. 

But to their amazement they saw that it had 
started from a stove pipe that had been put 
through the window of the stable. And when 
they opened the door of the stable to investigate 

this, they saw a woman and a little child 

were living there! 

They stopped dumbfounded on the threshold. 
The woman who was lying on a cot with a dirty 
blanket pulled over her opened her eyes. She 
looked quickly over to the feed box in which a 
little blanketed bundle was beginning to squirm. 
Then back at the two young people standing in 
the doorway. In her eyes was a look of anxiety 
and questioning. 

Dick removed his hat. "I'm sorry," he said, 
"We didn't know anybody lived here. The roof 

was on fire." The woman's eyes grew startled. 

"And we put it out," he assured her, " then we 

were looking to see why there was a fire in here." 

As he said the words the wind whistled through 
the open door of the stable. The woman coughed 
and they quickly came inside and shut the door. 

Then to Catherine who had hastened to her side, 
some of the woman's story came out. The mill 
had turned oflf some of its people. — Her husband 
had deserted her. — She couldn't pay rent and had 
been forced to give up their house. With her 
cot and stove she had moved into the little empty 
stable with her baby. She had gotten on all right 
until she had gotten sick today. 

Catherine looked at Dick and said, "Go quickly, 
Dick and get Mr. Carlton." As he hurried out 
she hurried to the feed box and took into her arms 
the little baby that had now begun to cry. The 
woman said nothing but lay watching her. Cath- 
erine sat on a box that stood near the cot and be- 
gan singing softly to the little mite : 

"Away in a manger 

No crib for His bed." 

(To be continued) 

The following is a list of books that has been 
recently requested by the Church Periodical Club : 

Lorna Doone — Blackmore. 

Moby Dick— Melville. 

The Jessamy Bride — Moore. 

Etiquette — Post. 

Rose in Bloom — Alcott. . 

Penrod and Sam — Tarkington. ' 

The Light that Failed — Kipling. 

Dear Enemy — Webster. 

Anyone having any of these to offer will please 
write: Jessie W. Peace, 

Church Periodical Club, 
117 North Sixth Street, 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Members of the Executive Council of the Dio- 
cese are : Rt. Rev. Thomas C, Darst, D. D., Chair- 
man; Rev. W. H. Milton, D. D., Vice Chairman; 
Rev. W. R. Noe, Secretary and Treasurer; Rev. 
W. A. Lillycrop, Greenville; Mr. George C. Royall, 
Goldsboro; Mr. George B. Elliott, Wilmington; 
Mrs. H. J. MacMillan, Wilmington; Rev. C. E. 
Williams, Creswell ; Rev. Archer Boogher, Fay- 
etteville ; Mr. John R. Tolar, Fayetteville ; Mr. W. 
G. Gaither, Elizabeth City ; Mrs. Victor Shelburne, 
Washington ; Rev. I. deL. Brayshaw, New Bern ; 
Rev. Alexander Miller, Wilmington ; Mr. W. B. 
Campbell, Wilmington; Mr. John G. Dawson, 
Kinston ; and Mrs. J. Q. Beckwith, Lumberton. 


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The Rev. W. O. Cone, who has retired as rector 
of St. Stephen's, Goldsboro, on account of the pre- 
sent condition of his health, was graduated from 
General Theological Seminary in 1891, and was 
shortly after ordained in St. John's Cathedral, 
Denver, by Bishop J. F. Spalding. He was for 
some years in charge of the San Luis Valley Mis- 
sions in Southern Colorado, with headquarters at 
Alamosa. Here he was married to Miss Elizabeth 
M. Booth of Maryland. Eight years as rector of 
the Church of the Ascension, Pueblo, followed by a 
brief interval in the Diocese of New York, and 
then removed to the Diocese of Quincy. Was ap- 
pointed Dean of St. John's Cathedral, Quincy, 
where he served six years. He has completed his 
twelfth year as rector of St. Stephen's Parish. 

Mr. Cone's resignation was regretfully accepted 
by St. Stephen's Church at a meeting of the con- 
gregation following the regular service on Sunday 
February 28th. 

Dr. J. N. Johnson made a short address in 
which he stated that in no way could the congre- 
gation show their respect for and testify further 
to the richness of their Rector's influence than by 
faithful attendance at the lay services to be held 
during the next few months. 

Mr. George C. Royall, Senior Warden, presided 
at the meeting and announced the resignation of 
Mr Cone. The following resolutions were pre- 
sented by Mr. K. C. Royall and adopted by the 
congregation : 

"For twelve years our beloved rector. Rev, Wil- 
liam 0. Cone, has ministered to the spiritual needs 
of our parish. At all times he has been — not the 
rector of any part or group of our parish — but the 
rector of all of us. He has eliminated cliques and 
factions among us and has made us a united con- 

"During storms of religious hysteria and reli- 
gious prejudice he has steered us in the course of 
tolerance and brotherly love. In such times he 
has appplied — simply and unostentatiously — the 
principles of true Christianity ; and has endeared 
himself and his Church to all creeds and sects. 

"In this present period, when material wealth 
has crumbled and incomes have largely disappear- 
ed, Mr. Cone, by his teachings and by his example, 
has given us a new perspective on real life-value — 
has taught us a happiness of service, a happiness 
which can exist in spite of financial distress. 

"The spirit of personal sacrifice which has rul- 
ed his life finds no better illustration than his 
conduct of religious services during the past few 
years — when only a remarkable courage and de- 
termination could have enabled him to 'carry on'. 

"It brings to our mind part of the famous Eng- 
lish poet's definition of 'a man': 

" 'If you can force your heart and nerve and 

To serve your turn long after they are gone — 

and so hold on, when there is nothing in you 

Except the will which says to them 'Hold ON !' 

"With these few sentences — all too inadequate 
— do we, the members of St. Stephen's Parish, 
voice to our beloved rector our appreciation of his 
loyalty and service to us." 

A message from the Woman's Auxiliary in tri- 
bute to Mr. Cone's work was read by Mrs. T. H. 
Norwood, as follows: 

"The Woman's Auxiliary of St. Stephen's 
Church wishes to express our deep affection and 
appreciation of our rector, who has been a firm 
friend, a wise counsellor and who has shown an 
unfailing interest in our varied activities, however 
small. This organization is happy to know that 
we are to continue- to have Mr. Cone's kindly di- 
rection and sympathetic advice. We feel that his 
tolerance and broad outlook has done much to- 
ward promoting and maintaining the harmony 
which has existed among the women as well as the 
whole church, for the past twelve years. 

"The Auxiliary now pledges our loyalty and per- 
sonal interest in Mr. Cone's welfare and hopes 
that we can in the future demonstrate, in some 
measure, our real love for him." 

After the reading of these messages Mr. Cone 
was called upon and made a brief address refer- 
ring to the history of the parish which will com- 
plete its 80th anni-^'ersary as an organization 
in the spring of 1933, having worshipped in its 
present church since 1856. He also spoke of the 
many fine characters who had been developed and 
been shaped by the religious life of three genera- 
tions. He closed by an appeal based on the elo- 
quent exhortation so often read on Holy days: 
"'Seeing ye are compassed about with so great a 
cloud of witnesses", a stimulus to abiding zeal 
and devotion. 

Mr. Cone and family will remain in Goldsboro 
and the vestry has tendered to him the use of the 

Quite a number of new leagues have been 
organized in the past month, mostly Junior 
Leagues, in the following parishes : St. Andrew's, 
Morehead City; St. Peter's, Washington; Grace 
Church, Plymouth; St. Luke's, Roper; Church of 
the Advent, Williamston; St. Thomas', Winsdor; 
Holy Trinity, Hertford. This makes a total of 
about fifteen Junior Leagues throughout the Dio- 
cese. Four Senior Leagues have also been re- 

March, 1932. 


Jn iltmoriam 


WHEREAS, our Heavenly Father in his wis- 
dom on December 28th, 1931, called from this 
earthly state to that of the Saints Blessed Rest, 
the soul of our beloved friend and co-worker, 
Fannie Nichols Hassell, 

THEREFORE, Be it Resolved, 

First, that in her death the Woman's Auxiliary 
of the Church of the Advent, Williamston, Diocese 
of East Carolina, lost a loyal, devout and humble 
servant of the Master, who, through all the years 
of suffering kept the faith as one whose hope in 
things eternal grew stronger as the shadows 

Second, That we deeply mourn the loss of this 

faithful daughter of the Church, who did what- 
ever she could to advance the Kingdom of God on 
earth, and to hold aloft the beacon which helped 
us along the way. 

Third, That the members of the Woman's Aux- 
iliary extend to the loved ones deepest sympathy, 
praying God's richest blessings of comfort and 
consolation upon each of them now and through 
all the years. 

Fourth, That a copy of these resolutions be sent 
to the family, and a copy each to The Enterprise 
and The Mission Herald for publication. 

Mrs. J. H. Saunders. 
Mrs. C. B. Clarke. 

Mrs. W. B. Watts. 

Williamston, N. C. 
February 8th, 1932. 

Statement of Amounts Paid to March 10, 1932, on Apportionmanls for Diocesan and General Church 

Work for the First Four Months of 1932— January to May. 

(Based on Reports of Canvass for 1932, with Reasonable Allowance for Special Lenten Effort.) 

L^citioi Parish or Mission Apportionment 

Atkinson, St. Thomas' $ 30.00 

Aurora, Holy Cross 125.00 

Ayden, St. James' 125.00 

Bath, St. Thomas' 25.00 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 200.00 

Belhaven, St. James' 100.00 

Bonnerton, St. John's 35.00 

Chocowinity,- Trinity 40.00 

Clinton, St. Paul's • -100 00 

Columbia, St. Andrew's-. 110.00 

Creswell, St. David's 175.00 

Edenton, St. Paul's 750.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 550.00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 125.00 

Fayetteville, St. John's 750.00 

Fayetteville, St. Joseph's 70.% 

Gatesville, St. Mary's 75.00 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen's 350.00 

Greenville, St. Paul's 400.00 

Grifton, St. John's 60.00 

Hamilton, St. Martin's 30.00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 200.00 

Hope Mills. Christ Church___ 40.00 

Jessama, Zion 40.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 400.00 

Lake Landing, St. George's— 45.00 

New Bern, Christ Church ___ 575.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's.-. 140.00 

Plymouth, Grace Church 125.00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's ._ 25.C0 

Roper, St. Luke's SO.OO 

Seven Springs, Holy Innocent 80.00 

r^nuthporc, St. Phnip's 90.00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul's 20.00 

Washington, St. Peter's 750.00 

Williamston, Advent 100.00 

Wilmington, Good -Shepherd 100.00 

Wilmington, St. James' 3,650.00 

Wilmington, St. lohn's 825.00 

Wilmington, St. Mark's 70.00 

Wilmington, St. Paul's 560.00 

Windsor. St. Thomas' 125.00 

Winton, St. John's 40-00 

Woodville, Grace Church 125.00 


Ahoskie, St. Thomas' 30.00 

Belhaven, St. Mary's 35.00 

Amt. Pd. to 
Mch 10, 1S32 
















Location Parish or Mission Apportionment 

Burgaw, St. Mary's $ 35.00 

Edenton, St John-Evangelist- 50.00 

Elizabeth City, St. Phil ip's- 10.00 

Fairfield, All aaints' 10.00 

Faison, nt. Gabriel's 20.00 

Goldsboro, St. Andrew's 35.00 

Kinston, St. Augustine's 25.00 

Lumberton, Trinity 40.00 

Maxton, bt. Matthew's 10.00 

Morehead City, St. Andrew's- . 40.00 

North Wtst, All Souls' 15.00 

Oriental, St. Thomas' 10.00 

Pikeville, St. George's 20.00 

Roxobel, St. Mark's __. 40.00 

Sladesville, St. John's 10.00 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas' -■ 70.00 

Sunbury, St. Peter's ^— __ 25.00 

Swan Quarter, Calvary 15.00 

Trenton, Grace Church 40 00 

W rpaw, Calvary 10.00 

Washington, St. Paul's 40.00 

Whiteville, Grace Church 35.00 

Winterville, St. Luke's 65.00 

Wrightsville, St. Andrew's— 40.00 

Yeatesville, St. Matthew's— 40.00 

Aurora, St. Jude's 20.00 

Avoca, Foly Innocents' 25.00 

Beaufort, St. Clement's 15.00 

Camden, St. Joseph's 10.00 

Greenville, St. Andrew's 20.00 

Haddock's Cross Roads, 

St. Stephen's 10.00 

Jasper, St. Thomas' 20.00 

Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas' 20.00 

Pollocksville, Mission 15.00 

Robersonville, Mission 10.00 

Roper, St. Ann's 10.00 

Williamston, St. Ignatius'-- 10.00 

Wjlmington,"Brooklyn"Mis. 5.00 

Wilmington, Delgado Mission 5.00 
Wrightsville, St. Augustine's 5.00 


Campbellton, St. Philip's ... 20.00 

Kinston, Christ Church..... 20.00 

Tolar-Hart, Good Shepherd. ^ 20.00 

Total $ 13,515.00— 

Amount Pd to 
March 10, 1932 







$ 2,474.31 


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1. Resolved, That the Fiscal Year 
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1932, to April 30th, 1933. 

2. Resolved, That in 1983 the 
Convention meet in May. 

Apnl, 1932 




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Our young people are setting the standard in 
regard to the matter of Leadership training. 
At Camp Leach, both last summer and the sum- 
mer before, a total of Sixty-two N. A. L. A. credits 
were earned by the young people of the Diocese 
of East Carolina. These were made on the fol- 
lowing courses : Methods and Materials for Young 
People (207); The Gospel of St. John (403); 
Outline of Prayer Book (600) ; The Program of 
the National Church (700). Each course was 
given over a period of one hour each day for two 
vv^eeks, and only those ycung people making as 
high grade as "B" or above received credits as 

■ ■■ • ■ No. 

St. John's Church, Fayetteville. Credits 

Isabel G. Tillinghast,207, 403, 600, 700 4 

Anne W. Tillinghast, 207, 403, 600, 700 4 

Kate J. Bailey, 207, 403, 600 3 

Kenneth S. Harley, 207 403, 703 3 

La Motte King, 207, 403 2 

David Pemberton, 207 1 

Cecil Alligood, ,700 ^ 1 

Wick Smith, 207 ' 1 

Dorothy Patterson, 207 1 

Nannie Biggs, 207 1 

St. Peter's, Washington. 

Mary S. Capehart, 207, 403, 600 3 

Katherine Harding, 207,403,600 3 

Mary S. Shelburne, 207, 403, 600 3 

Good Shepherd, Wilmington. 

Virginia Huband, 207, 403, 700 3 

Ruth V. Zellers, 207, 600 ' 2 

Edna E. Benson, 207, 600 2 

Christ Church, Elizabeth City. 

Hazel E. Pendleton, 207, 700 2 

Julia Wood Skinner, 207, 700 2 
J. Belle Ashens, 207 . , . 1 

St. Andrew's, Columbia. 

Eloise Carawan, 207, 700 2 

India Bateman, 207,700 2 

St. Paul's, Greenville. 

Agnes Gaskins, 207,700 2 

N. H. Whitehead, 700 1 

Holy Trinity, Hertford. 

William R. Crawford, 207, 403, 600 3 

Christ Church, New Bern, 

Richard N. Duffy, Jr.,207, 700 2 

St. James', Ayden. 

Andrew Noe, 207 , 1 

St. Paul's, Wilmington. ^ 
Walter R. Noe, 700 

Mary London Noe, 700 

St. James', Wilmington. 
Thomas James, 207 

Emmanuel, Farmville. 
Evelyn Horton, 

St. Paul's, Edenton. 
Catherine P. Elliott, 

Trinity, Lumberton. 
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Total 62 

Rev. William E. Cox. 

"The many friends of the Rev. William E. Cox 
of Bisbee have been sorry to know of his serious 
illness. Mr. Cox suffered a stroke of paralysis 
the first Sunday in September, while he was 
preaching, and since that time, he has been in 
the hospital slowly recovering. The doctors at 
first advised his removal to a lov>^er altitude to 
hasten his restoration, but they have decided to 
stay on in Bisbee for the present. 

"Their departure would have meant a great loss 
to the District where their work has been so 
eminently successful, both at Bisbee and at the 
Vacation Summer School. Mr. Cox's enthusiasm 
for the School and his able direction of it — the 
fine spirit both he and his wife radiated each year 
at Prescott, were largely responsible for its 

"Too much credit cannot be given to them for 
their abundant labor and it is the sincere hope of 
the entire District that Mr. Cox's health may be 
fully restored. The Church in Arizona need3 
the fine leadership that has characterized Mr, 
Cox's ministry among us and our prayers are 
with him and his wife and son." — M. C. H in 
Arizona Church Record. : 

Resolution of the Annual Convention: 

"The Annual Convention of the Diocese of East 
Carolina in session in St. James' Church, Wil- 
mington, has learned with sorrow of the illness 
of the Rev. William E. Cox, a former Presbyter 
of this Diocese, now a resident in Bisbee, Arizona. 

"The members of this Convention remember 
with gratitude, the years of constructive, faith- 
ful and untiring service rendered by the Rev. 
Mr. Cox during his residence in this Diocese, and 
are mindful of the debt of appreciation we owe 
him. Therefore, be it Resolved, That we request 
our Bishop to convey to him and his family as- 
surance of our affectionate regard, with prayer 
for, his continued improvement." 

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As my last letter was in the nature of a Lenten 
Pastoral and did not include an account of my 
activities since the meeting of our Diocesan Con- 
vention, it may interest our readers to have an 
account of those activities during the past two 

On Sunday, February 7th, I paid my annual 
visit to Chapel Hill, preaching, confirming three 
persons, presented by the Rev. A. S. Lawrence, 
and celebrating Holy Communion in the Chapel 
of the Cross at 11 A. M. 

On the evening of the 7th I addressed the Stu- 
dent Forum at 7 o'clock and confirmed two per- 
sons, presented by Mr. Lawrence, at 8 o'clock. 

On Monday, the 8th, at 4 P. M., I attended a 
meeting of the Roanoke Island Memorial Associa- 
tion in Raleigh, at which time an organization was 
effected and plans for the celebration of the three 
hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the landing 
of the Sir Walter Raleigh Colony were discussed. 

It is our hope to have a worthy celebration of 
this important event on Roanoke Island in the 
summer of 1934. 

On Sunday, the 14th, at 11 A. M., I preached 
and celebrated Holy Communion in Grace Church, 

From Tuesday, the 16th, through Friday, the 
19th, I preached at the Lenten Noonday services 
in Grace Church, New York. 

On Sunday, the 21st, I preached in St. Gabriel's 
Church, Faison, at 11 A. M. 

On the evening of the same day I preached and 
confirmed two persons in St. Paul's Church, 

On Wednesday, the 24th, I attended a Retreat 
of the Bishops of the Province of Sewanee, con- 
ducted by the Presiding Bishop, Rt. Rev. James 
deWolf Perry, D. D., at the College of Preachers, 
Washington, D. C. 

On Wednesday, March 2nd, I preached at the 
Lenten Community service in Grace Church, 
Charleston, S. C. 

On Thursday, the 3rd, I preached in St. An- 
drew's Church, Mt. Pleasant, S. C. 

On Sunday, the 6th, at 11 A. M., I preached, 
confirmed two persons, presented by the Rector, 
Rev. J. Q. Beckwith, Jr., and celebrated Holy Com- 
munion in Emmanuel Church, Farmville. 

This was my first visit to Farmville since Mr. 
Beckwith assumed charge, and I was delighted to 

note many signs of growth and development under 
his enthusiasitc leadership. 

In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Beckwith and I 
went on to Chocowinity for a service in Trinity 
Church that night, but owing to the severe storm 
no service was held. 

On Thursday, the 10th, the Rev. W. R. Noe, Mr. 
John R. Tolar and I attended a meeting of the 
Bishops and diocesan representatives of the Prov- 
ince of Sewanee in Atlanta, Ga. The meeting was 
called for the purpose of discussing ways and 
means for taking care of the present serious situa- 
tion in the General Missionary work of the 

On Sunday, the 13th, at 11 A. M., I preached, 
confirmed eleven persons, presented by the Rector, 
Rev. Worth Wicker, and celebrated Holy Com- 
munion in St. Paul's Church, Beaufort. 

In the afternoon I baptized three persons in St. 
Paul's Church. 

At night I preached and confirmed three persons, 
presented by Mr. Wicker in St. Andrew's Church, 
Morehead City. 

The work in both Beaufort and Morehead City 
is going forward splendidly and the future seems 
bright and encouraging. 

On Thursday, the 17th, I preached at a special 
Lenten service in Christ Church, New Bern. 

On Sunday, the 20th, at 11 A. M., I preached 
and confirmed twenty-one persons, presented by 
the Rector, Rev. William H. Milton, D. D., in St. 
James' Church, Wilmington. 

From Monday, the 21st, through Friday, the 
24th, I preached at the mid-day Lenten services in 
the Garrick Theatre, Philadelphia. While in 
Philadelphia I made an address on Evangelism 
before the Church Club and preached in Emman- 
uel Church, St. Matthew's Church, the Church 
of the Transfiguration, and St. Paul's Church, 

On Easter Sunday, at 8 A. M., I assisted in the 
celebration of the Holy Communion in St. James' 
Church, Wilmington. 

At 11 A. M., I preached, confirmed ten persons, 
presented by the Rector, Rev. John B. Gibble, and 
celebrated Holy Communion in the Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Wilmington. 

On the afternoon of Easter Sunday I officiated 
at the funeral of Mrs. Ilbert deLacy Brayshaw in 
Christ Church, New Bern. 

Returning to Wilmington after that sad service, 
I preached and confirmed eighteen persons, pre- 

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sented by the Rector, Rev. Henry Bowden, in St. 

Mark's Church. 

* * * * 

The heart of the diocese goes out in loving 
sympathy to Mr. Brayshaw in his great sorrow. 
He and Mrs. Brayshaw had won a very fine and 
beautiful place in the hearts and homes of the 
New Bern people and during her brief illness and 
the sad days following her sudden death, the love, 
and esteem of the people of Christ Church was 
wonderfully manifested. To Mr. Brayshaw and 
the children the sympathy of the diocese goes in 
full measure. May our blessed Lord bring to 
their troubled hearts the comfort of His own 
blessed peace. * * * * 

On Wednesday, the 30th, I attended a meeting 
of the Board of Trustees of St. Mary's School, 

On Thursday, the 31st, Bishop Joseph B. 
Cheshire and I officiated at the funeral of Mrs. 
Theodore H. Partrick, Sr., in St. Paul's Church, 
Clinton. The parish in Clinton will sadly miss 
this consecrated and devoted woman who has for 
so many years given her loyal service to St. Paul's 

"May she rest in peace and may light perpetual 
shine upon her." 

On Sunday, April 3rd, at 11 A. M., I preached, 
confirmed five persons, presented by the Rector, 
Rev. Alexander Miller, and celebrated Holy Com- 
munion in St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

At 8 P. M., I preached, confirmed nineteen per- 
sons, presented by the Rector, Rev. E. W. Halleck, 
in St. John's Church, Wilmington. 

From all over the diocese reports have come of 
splendid Easter services, and I pray that the glad 
story of Easter with its message of hope and light 
and life may abide with us as we go forward with 
confidence to the carrying out of His plans in our 
hearts and in His world. 

Faithfully and affectionately. 

Your friend and Bishop, 
Thomas C. Darst. 


From April 19th to May 15th 
April 19 — Convention, Department of Religious 
Education, Washington, D. C. 
24 — St. John's Church, Fayetteville, 11 
A. M. 
St. Joseph's Church, Fayetteville, 7:30 
P. M. 
26-28 — Meeting of House of Bishops, Garden 
City, Long Island. 
May 1— St. Jude's Aurora, 9 :30 A. M. 

Church of the Holy Cross, Aurora, 11 
A. M. 

St. John's Church, Bonnerton, 3:30 
4-6 — National Commission on Evangelism, 
College of Preachers, Washington, 
D. C. 
8 — St. George's Church, Lake Landing, 11 
A. M. 
All Saints Church, Fairfield, 3:30 P. M. 
Calvary Church, Swan Quarter, 8 P. M. 
9 — St. James' Church, Belhaven, 8 P. M. 
10— St. Matthew's Church, Yeatesville, 8 
11— St. Paul's Church, Edenton, 8 P. M. 
15 — St. Peter's Church, Washington, 11 
A. M. 
St. Paul's Church, Washington, 3 P. M. 


Mrs. L. M. Disosway has received a letter 
written February 3 from her daughter. Dr. Lulu 
Disosway, located in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 
Shanghai, China. St. Elizabeth's is located only 
a short distance from the center of the constantly 
shifting battle lines. Soochow Creek divides the 
settlement from the Chapei District. Despite the 
ever present danger of shells and aerial bombs. 
Dr. Disosway said she was safe, protected by 
British and American forces. Conditions are very 
serious, she writes. 

The number of patients in the hospital jumped 
from 150 to 250 in twenty-four hours. In addi- 
tion to the many Chinese women being treated for 
gun shot wounds, there are many maternity cases. 
At present there are sixty babies in the hospital. 
Fourteen of the nurses at St. Elizabeth's who had 
gone on vacation, returned and asked to be allowed 
to open a special ward for maternity cases and 
refugee women. Twenty-four beds were put up 
and these nurses allowed to do as they wanted to. 
The beds were quickly filled with babies. Handi- 
capped in getting the laundry work done, the hos- 
pital authorities have solved the problem in an 
unique manner by securing from a Chinese news- 
paper office a carload of newspapers to be used 
as substitutes for sheets. 

The poor people are crowding in the settle- 
ment for safety, Dr. Disosway reports. They 
come in droves with all they own, a quilt and a 
few clothes. The settlement is packed with refu- 
gees from the war zone; houses burned and 
nowhere to go. The doctors and nurses at St. 
Elizabeth's are "up to their necks" in work. One 
doctor and a nurse, who were ready to come to 
America on furlough, cancelled their sailings at 
the last moment to give their aid. Doctors, nurses 
and civilians have cooperated marvelously, says 
Dr. Disosway. 

April, 1932 

General Church 

By Rev. William H. MUlon. D.D. NE WS AND COMMENTS 

The emergency caused by the failure of the 
Church to subscribe a sufficient sum to support 
the work of the Church authorized by the General 
Convention, to the extent of about |1,000,000.00, 
still holds chief place in our interests. As has 
already been announced, the National Council has 
met the situation by reducing salaries and ex- 
penses to the amount of about §600,000.00. This 
leaves about |400,000.00 still to be provided for, 
if the work of the General Church is not to be 
seriously crippled throughout the world, even to 
the extent of abandoning whole fields of its pres- 
ent work. This sum it is hoped will be realized 
by additional contributions from individuals, or 
by an increase in the amount already promised by 
dioceses, by Whitsunday, when special offerings 
will be made throughout the Church. 

It is true that East Carolina has undertaken to 
raise the whole of its apportionment for 1932. If 
this could have been done by all the dioceses, or 
even by a majority of them, there would have been 
no deficit. Even the reduction, already effected, 
would have been unnecessary. 

Still, at a time like this, we cannot evade our 
responsibility, for corporate action in making a 
supreme effort with the whole Church, to do more 
than our share, in order to carry on without 
serious impairment of the whole work. It is 
hoped, therefore, that every parish and mission 
in East Carolina will make its Whitsunday Offer- 
ing for this purpose. Whatever is contributed 
through this special offering will, of course, count 
on our apportionment for General Missions, and 
will further release the diocese for the support of 
its own work by the use of regular offerings for 
Missions in East Carolina. 

Here are some interesting and stimulating notes 
of what is being done or might be done through- 
out the Church to meet the emergency : 

In this emergency, as always, there is a small 
group of understanding men and women scattered 
through the Church who outrun any plan of ac- 
tion, who wait not for a personal appeal but send 
in their contributions immediately and directly, 
to hearten and cheer their leaders when the bur- 
den of the strain and anxiety is weighing heavily. 

Before Easter, one Bishop had received $7,000 
in unsolicited gifts from men and women of his 
diocese who had read of the emergency. Early 
in March, a layman in the diocese of Los Angeles 
had offered a personal gift of $5,000 if the people 

of the diocese would equal it. Another layman, in 
the diocese of California, has given $1,000 for the 
national emergency and $1,000 for the diocesan 

An Army officer and his wife have sent a check 
for $15 to the 1932 deficiency fund, with a note 
saying, "We are stationed here on temporary duty 
and have been living in a hotel where we paid for 
the privilege of being over-fed. We decided to get 
our meals elsewhere, and in twenty-six days have 
saved fifteen dollars. We feel better for not over- 
eating and for the walks we have had to take to 
find variety." They are interested in mission- 
aries, having known many in various fields of duty 

Even in the good years of our missionary work, 
there are more than 400,000 communicants who 
subscribe nothing regularly for the support of dio- 
cesan or general missions. If each one of these 
would contribute one dollar to the Whitsunday 
Offering, even though they "do not believe in for- 
eign missions," such an action would hardly un- 
dermine their convictions ! It would certainly be 
a gesture of fellowship toward those who do be- 
lieve in the Great Commission. 

From war-riven China we have these challeng- 
ing notes: 

An informal meeting for prayer every evening 
of the week, not just once a week, has been held 
by the people in the Rev. Graham Lieo's parish in 
Hankow during all the recent troubled months. 

Mr. Lieo is a real pastor to his flock. He is 
working toward a self-supporting church and 
parish school. The latter is already a reality to 
a large extent. There are about three hundred 
students with classes from kindergarten through 
junior high. The school has a matron and a resi- 
dent public health nurse, and save for the fact 
that it is in mission-owned and therefore rent-free 
buildings, it is wholly self-supporting. 

One of our China missionaries of longest serv- 
ice celebrated his sixtieth birthday on March 29. 
He is the Rev. Robert Edward Wood of Wuchang, 
district of Hankow. He went to China in 1898. 
All sorts of people love him. He is famous for his 
self-effacing modesty, and for his deep spiritual 
insight, his irresistible sense of humor, and his 

One of his recent guests was a Roman Catholic 
priest who utterly refused to deprive his host of 
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The PoM^er and The 





Josh was alone in the storm. 

Again the down-pour of rain had stopped to be 
followed by another expectant stillness. Fright- 
ened, the dog had slunk back to crawl under the 
shed-room for protection. A murky thickness 
seemed to have wrapped itself around the whole 
world. The great cypress trees with wide spread- 
ing bases were there, but Josh could not dis- 
tinguish even an outline of their tall trunks nor 
the faintest tracery of their weird high branches 
silhouetted against the sky. 

Intuitively his feet followed the narrow- 
treaded path that led to the canal. He held the 
old tin lantern in his right hand, its tiny flicker- 
ing flame only a pale, dull spark. He murmured 
to himself: "Uncle Walt sho' wint this way. . . . 
I got ter find him. ... I got ter git him a-fore 
the storm hit breaks. . . ." 

A small ditch cut across the path. That after- 
noon it had been full of water. Too late Josh 
felt himself slipping. His bare toes made spas- 
modic attempts to dig themselves into the black 
ooze, groping for a hold, but the soaked earth 
offered none. He fell. The lantern was knocked 
from his hand, and its feeble light went out as 
the muddy water covered it. 

He stumbled on, wet and dripping. He shud- 
dered at the sounds. The wind rising angrily. 
The harsh increasing swish of the lake waters. 
A great rumbling above, the sound as of the 
heavens rolling together, — a crashing, mighty 
sound ! A blazing line of fire parted the curtains 
of the storm from end to end. 

For one dazzling flash he saw. The wild lash- 
ing of the cypress branches high above him. The 
whipping streamers of long grey moss. He 

Just ahead he had seen, in that second of light, 
the large shape of the Big House. Always within 
its empty vastness had lurked mystery and terror. 
Tonight it stood as a beacon. Directly beyond it 
flowed the canal ; on the other side of its narrow 
width stood several cabins in anyone of which he 
might find Walt Dean. 

The vivid lightning had only intensified the 
darkness making it seem blacker than before. 
But he struggled on. Several times the wind 
forced him out of the path. He stumbled over 
roots of trees. Once he fell flat and lay still, 
gasping for his lost breath. 

"Uncle Walt!" — the wind snatched the words 
from his lips with their uttering and the storm 
swallowed them. 

The canal was closer now. The noise of the 
wind was supplemented by the roaring and churn- 
ing of the frenzied waters as they dashed and 
pounded against the water-gate. The swishing 
of the Lake was developing a greater pitch, a con- 
tinual rising to a mighty crescendo. Across the 
expanse of surging water the wind shrieked its 

The boy was staggering, his breath labored, 
long-drawn, piercing its way through his lungs. 
It hurt cutting so sharply. ... He must go on. 
. . . "The water-gate hit was powerful weak . . . 
the men had said so. If all that water was let 
loose . . . and Uncle Walt drunk — " 

His confused thoughts were jerked together by 
another mighty rumbling and terrific concussion 
in the heavens. Again the darkness was parted 
by a blazing slit. He was standing on the bank 
of the canal near the water-gate ! Clearly he saw 
the foaming, surging water. There was nothing 
to hide it from view. The bridge was gone ! Had 
Uncle Walt tried to cross on it? 

The boy stood shaken with a great fear that had 
nothing to do with the tempest around him. It 
sounded as if the gate would have to go soon, too. 
He crouched down low before the wind. He 
couldn't stay where he was. 

One chance remained of getting over to the 
other side. Farther down several narrow plank 
bridges had been placed across the canal, one in 
front of the Hester's cabin. If the water-gate 
held long enough, he might cross on it. He began 
fighting his way down the bank. He braced him- 
self against the wind. From behind it pushed him 
like a huge giant's hand. Soon it flung him 
against one of the sycamore trees that grew beside 
the canal. It was a warning as to how near he 
was to the edge, of how close was that mad rush- 
ing torrent. He lay pressed against the tree; it 
was easier to breathe close to its scaly bark. . . . 
How tired! . . . His body hurt all over . . . just 
to slip down and rest a little against the great, 
friendly trunk. . . . But he had to find Walt 
Dean. ... He might be caught by the flooding 
waters. The bridge was already gone. 

It was then he caught a faint glimpse of a dim 
light. He strained to see it. If only the bridge 
that led to it were "still there he might find Uncle 
Walt. . . . But he wouldn't be able to see the 
bridge. ... In such darkness he couldn't find it. 


April, 1932 

Again he began his tortuous way, groping, 
stumbling blindly on. A new thought began to 
take shape in his mind. He remembered an old 
stump where he and Julie often had played; it 
stood near the bridge that led to their house. If 
he tried hard enough, he might run into it. Then 
he would be close to the bridge. 

Numbly he went on, forced by the terrible 
wind and by the overwhelming desire to find Walt 
Dean. He lost all sense of time. He was con- 
scious of only one thought : — he must go on. . . . 
He must go on. . . . 

Later he stumbled and fell face downwards on 
a hard surface; his outflung arms hung over a 
rounded edge. The stump ! Then the bridge was 
near. He looked for the light that had been lost 
to him except for that first glimmer. It was 
there, seemingly a little closer now. ... He must 
find the bridge — 

On his hands and knees he felt his way slowly, 
slowly, in the direction of the rushing sound that 
swept so close — too close — to him. He must be 
careful. ... At last his hands came in contact 
with the cold slickness of wet wood. Cautiously 
he felt more of it. It was the bridge ! He spread 
himself out flat and with both hands felt it again 
to be certain. It would hold. Then lying close 
to the soggy ground he began dragging his body 
onto the narrow surface. Inch by inch he made 
his way along, clinging with both hands to the 
sharp rough edges, cauj^ht between the shrieking 
wind above and the whirling water below. 

He was over. For a moment he lay very still, 
quivering. Looking at the light which was so very 
near. Only a few yards away. 

The wind burst into renewed violence. As he 
rose to his feet, it hurled him down again. In 
falling, he struck against something — a bulky 
lump. A man's body! Was this Uncle Walt? 
Frenziedly he reached out both hands. Pulling 
himself to his knees, he shook the limp, inert mass. 
His hands seized it, they felt the shoulders, the 
wet hair, the face. . . . Uncle Walt! He had 
found him at last. 

Josh looked at the dim light that came through 
the one grimy window of the Hester's cabin. Only 
a little farther how. If only the wind would quiet 
and let him call, but it wouldn't, he had tried. 
There was a new strangeness in the air — he dared 
not delay. . . . 

He began dragging Walt's unconscious bulk to- 
ward the light. He must hurry ... he couldn't 
stand the wind much longer ... he pulled and 
tugged . . . again . . . once more. ... He had 
reached the light. With all his remaining strength 
he lifted himself and called : 


At that moment with a vivid flash of lightning 

splitting the blackness the storm broke out with 
new fury. But the cabin door flung open and Bob 
stood listening, the warm light from the open fire 
glowing behind him. 


A Home Coming of the Alumnae 

Will commemorate the Ninetieth Anniversary 

Of St. Mary's School, at Raleigh, N. C, 

During Commencement Week, on 

Monday, May 30th. 

All St. Mary's girls everywhere are most cordially 

invited to come. 

Unite old ties and make new friends. 

"For 'mid old friends kind and true 

We once more our youth renew." 


One of our girls, Ellen Ridenhour, will graduate 
from High School this June. Ellen has specialized 
in the commercial branches at school and is one 
of the best pupils in shorthand and typing. She 
was one of those selected to represent the high 
school in the competitive tests at Chapel Hill. 
Soon she will be ready for a job. She is thor- 
oughly competent, a splendid girl in every way 
and we can unqualifiedly recommend her. 

Another of our girls, Vertie Potts, will gradu- 
ate at N. C. C. W. this year. She has been train- 
ing to teach in the grammar grades, and both in 
College and in High School maintained a high 
standard of work. We earnestly hope it may be 
possible to find positions for both of these girls. 
Please keep them in mind. 


We are happy to announce that the Thompson 
Orphanage has a number of honor students in 
the Charlotte schools — Frances Gatlin, Tom 
Myers and Mavis Harrell have made the honor 
society at Piedmont Junior High. Dorothy 
Griffin, Louise Haddock and Garrett Bond are on 
the honor roll of the Grammar Schools. 


Every few days we get a nice box of coupons, 
but we have not yet reached the class of Nazareth 
(Roman ' Catholic) Orphanage near Raleigh, 
which is accumulating many thousands each day. 
It sounds incredible, but we were told that they 
had received as many as 50,000 in one day. At 
that rate we should not have to wait long for our 
much needed laundry presser . 

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On march 11th, Bishop Darst, Rev. W. R. Noe 
and Mr. John R. Tolar attended a Conference of 
the Province of Sewanee in Atlanta, Ga. This 
Conference was called by the Rt. Rev. Edwin A. 
Penick, D. D., at the request of the National 
Council, to discuss the emergency in the financial 
condition of the Church. 

Each Diocese in the Province was represented 
by its Bishop and a clerical or lay delegate. 

In this connection the Presiding Bishop has is- 
sued a call for a special meeting of the House of 
Bishops to assemble in Garden City, Long Island, 
April 26, 27 and 28, at which "a grave economic 
situation will be considered, not only in the light 
of immediate emergency, but with a view to re- 
establishment of the whole work of the Church 
upon foundations of greater security." 

Coincident to this assembling of the Bishops, 
the National Council will also meet and joint meet, 
ings of the Bishops and Council will thus be made 
possible in connection with what has been des- 
cribed by Church leaders as a crisis in the affairs 
of the Church. At a meeting of the Council in 
New York on February 4th, a deficit of one mil- 
lion dollars in the offerings for the budget for 
1932 was disclosed. Drastic reductions totaling 
six hundred thousand dollars, the largest item of 
which was a 10% cut in salaries of the thirty-five 
hundred workers of the Church, including the ad- 
ministrative staff at the headquarters in New 
York, together with downward revisions in other 
work ordered by the Council, reduced the deficit 
to approximately |400,000. 

Thereafter the Council decided that no further 
cuts were possible in the budget authorized by the 
General Convention of 1931 without abandonment 
of vital missionary work in various parts of the 
world, together with the distressing necessity of 
adding to the list of unemployed. 

An appeal for additional offerings by the 
Church membership through the usual channels 
to avert this curtailment will be among the major 
matters to be considered by the Garden City Con- 
ference, and the question as to vv^hether they will 
enable the Church to carry the work through to 
the end of the year or compel the abandonment 
of whole missionary areas will be put up to the 
church people. The Presiding Bishop is asking 
every member of the church to seek full informa- 
tion concerning the Program and to take part in 
the effort which will be organized within each dio- 
cese for the restoration and adequate support 
of the Church's Mission at home and throughout 
the world. 

Bishop Darst and Dr. Milton will attend the 
meeting in Garden City. 


The Bishop and Representatives of the Fourth 
Province assembled in conference in Atlanta on 
March 11, 1932, have heard with deep concern of 
the grave financial emergency now confronting 
the National Church by reason of the deficiency of 
nearly §1,000,000 in the pledges of Dioceses to- 
ward the Church's Missionary budget for 1932. 

We desire to commend the action of the Na- 
tional Council in the wise and efficient manner in 
which they have dealt with this crisis thus far 
and we promise them our utmost cooperation. 
We cannot emphasize too strongly that unless this 
minimum sum of |400,000 is secured, the work of 
the whole Church will be seriously impaired to 
the possible extent of entire withdrawal from cer- 
tain Missionary areas. 

We would say to every communicant in this 
Province that the work of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
as maintained by this Church, in all lands is di- 
rectly in accord with His Command and through 
such work only can His followers secure peace of 
mind and joy — the thrill of service. Realizing as 
we do the individual and parochial problems 
within the Province, and by no means minimizing 
them, it is the earnest judgment of this assembly 
that the duty of the Church is to prevent the 
catastrophe that would certainly ensue if the 
amount that is needed immediately — namely 
$400,000 — is not secured by Whitsunday, May 15. 

We urge, therefore, that every Parish and Mis- 
sion within this Province apply themselves pray- 
erfully to the task of providing and presenting 

April, ]932 

such an offering on or before Whitsunday as will 
permit the Church's Program to continue. 

We urge every Bishop and Clergyman within 
this Province to undertake immediately the de- 
velopment of plans which will accomplish this 
great purpose. 

The Rt. Rev. Thos. C. Darst, , , 

Rev. S. S. Bost, ; ' 

Dr. Warren Kearny, 

Mr. Algernon Blair, 

The Rt. Rev. Edwin Penick, D. D., Advisory, 

Oliver J. Hart, Secretary. 


Diocese of East Carolina 


The District Divisions 

District I — New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, 
Pender, Sampson, Bladen, Robeson, Hoke and 
Cumberland Counties. 
District II — Duplin, Onslow, Carteret, Pamlico, 
Craven, Jones, Lenoir, Wayne and Green 
District III — Pitt, Beaufort, Hyde, Dare, Tyrrell, 

Washington and Martin Counties. 
District IV— Bertie, Hertford, Gates, Chowan, 
Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden and Cur- 
rituck Counties. 

Date and Place of Meeting 
April 9th, District III, Williamston, N. C, Kath- 

erine Harding, Chairman. 
April 16th, District II, Goldsboro, N. C, Julia 

Derr, Chairman. 
April 23rd, District IV, Ahoskie, N. C, Sarah 

Badham, Chairman. 
April 30th, District I, Lumberton, N. C, William 
Rankin, Chairman. 

Program of Meetings 
10:30 A. M.— Opening of Meeting, District Chair- 
man presiding. 
Worship Service conducted by a 

League in the District. 
Address of Welcome by President 

of local League. 
Roll call by Parishes and Missions. 
Appointment of Nominating Com- 
Report of League activities by rep- 
resentative from each Parish and 
Mission in District. 
12:00 — Noon Day Prayers led by one of 

the young people in District. 
Question Box — General Discussion 
of League Activities, led by Isa- 
bel Tillinghast, Diocesan Presi- 

dent of Y. P. S. L. 
1 :00 P. M.— Luncheon. 

1 :45 P. M. — Reopening of Meeting by District 
Chairman, Hymn and Prayer, 
Report of Nominating Committee 

and Election of Chairman. 
Discussion (subject to be selected), 
' led by young person. 

Moving Pictures of Camp Leach. 
Talks on Camp Leach by a girl and 
a boy in the District who at- 
tended camp in 1931, and by a 
member of the Camp Committee 
— distribution of camp literature, 
3:00 P.M. — Friendship Circle and Adjourn- 
Each League Is Asked to Bring the Follov^ing 
to Meeting: 

1. A ivritten report of League activities since the 


2. One hundred percent of members, including 

counselors and rector. 

3. A box-lunch, which will be turned over to a 

committee in charge. 

4. An offering for Contingent Fund of the Dio- 

cesan Budget. 

5. Any problem your League may have. We will 

try to solve it. 
Who May Attend These District Meetings? 
All young people between the ages of fourteen 
and twenty-four, in every Parish and Mission in 
the Diocese, whether they belong to a Young Peo- 
ple's Service League or not! 

At the meeting of the Annual Convention, the 
following delegates to the Provincial Synod, which 
will meet at Lake Kanuga, N. C. in September, 
were elected : Rev. Messrs. W. A. Lillycrop, Green- 
ville ; Alexander Miller, Wilmington ; I. deL. Bray- 
shaw. New Bern; George F. Hill, Elizabeth City; 
Charles E. Williams, Cresswell and J. Q. Beck- 
with ,Jr., Farmville. Messrs. J. Q. Beckwith, 
Lumberton; John R. Tolar, Fayetteville ; Dal F. 
Wooten, Kinston; E. E. Seay, Turkey; E, R. Con- 
ger, Edenton and Oscar Hardy, Seven Springs. 

"More than 300 persons are being fed daily at 
soup kitchens in this City, The kitchens are 
operated by the First Presbyterian Church and 
the colored St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. 
Food and money furnished by the congregations 
are being augmented by donations from the out- 
side. The kitchens will continue to operate until 
warm weather or until means are exhausted, ac- 
cording to the Rev. George Mauze, Presbyterian 
minister and the Rev. James E. Holder, Rector 
of the colored Church." — Kinston Free Press. 


The Mission Herald 




Betty was watching out the window for Scarlet 
Bunny. And as soon as he came hippity-hop, 
hippity-hop up on the porch, she flung the door 
open to let him in. 

"I have been waiting for you ever so long," she 
said motioning to him to sit down. "For I have 
thought of a way we can help the Fairies to help 

"How?" asked Scarlet Bunny. 
"Why," said Betty, "I have been thinking that 
we might go to every house in town and tell them 
how people are in need and that they can help." 
Scarlet Bunny shook his head : 
"That wouldn't do much good I'm afraid," said 
he. "Everybody knows that there are people in 
need. They all talk about it plenty. But not 
many really do anything about it. And we would 
be just like the rest, talking but not really help- 

Betty looked at him thoughtfully for a while 
then her face lighted up and she said : 

"I'll tell you what let's do. Let's help somebody 

"Great! Let's do!" said Scarlet Bunny. "But 
whom can we help?" 

"Maybe I can tell you somebody," said mother, 
who came into the room just at that moment. 

Both Bitty and Scarlet Bunny looked at her 

"Yesterday," she said. "There came a man to 
the front door selling straw brooms. He said that 
he had lost his job, and that his wife and children 
were in real need. I was so sorry that I didn't 
have the change to even buy a broom. But I 
asked him where he lived and he said that he 
lives in the last house out on this edge of town. 
And I have been thinking," she continued, "that 
if I only knew whether that family really is in 
such dreadful need, I could give that man some 
odd jobs around the house." 

"Then I know what we can do," said Scarlet 
Bunny. "I know where that house is. Suppose 
Betty and I slip out there and see if they really 
need help?" 

Mother approved of this and in a few minutes 
Betty and Scarlet Bunny climbed into the little 
red air-plane. And with a putt-a-putt, putt, they 
were sailing towards the house on the edge of 

Scarlet Bunny flew on past the house and came 
down in a field some distance away. 

"It will be better," he explained to Betty, "for 
us to leave our plane here and walk up to the 
house for our visit." 

Betty guessed he was right. But such a walk 
it was! After a few steps, they both were cov- 
ered with dust. And, as they crawled through 
the barbed-wire fence separating the field from 
the yard of the house itself, Betty caught her 
dress and tore a big piece right out of her skirt. 

They went on, however, and soon they reached 
the house which they noticed looked sadly in need 
of repairs and needed painting. 

Betty knocked at the door. It was opened by a 
sad faced sweet looking woman who seemed to 
have any number of children peeping out from 
around her skirts. 

Both Betty and Scarlet Bunny stood there for 
just a moment without thinking of a word to say. 
Then, to their surprise, the woman herself spoke : 
"Why, children, here is a poor little dusty rag- 
gedy girl ! Bless me, child, are you hungry, too?" 
she said, speaking to Betty. "Never mind, my 
husband has gone to town to try to sell some 
brooms. If he does, he'll bring something back 
to us soon, and we will be glad to give you some- 
thing to eat." 

"But," Betty started to say, "I don't want—" 
Quickly the woman interrupted her : 
"That's all right, my child. Don't say a word. 
We know what it is to be hungry. Just come in 
now and rest until daddy comes home." 

Then, before Betty could say a thing, the 
woman's eyes lighted on Scarlet Bunny and turn- 
ing to her children, she said: 

"Look, children, the little girl's pet rabbit has 
followed her. And I do believe," she declared, as 
she noticed Scarlet Bunny's red color," that the 
little fellow has gotten into some red paint!" 

"Quick, children," she ordered. "Get me a tub 
of water and I'll wash the little fellow for the poor 
little girl while we're waiting for Daddy." 

Then, before Scarlet Bunny could hop a single 
hop, she had him up in her arms; and before the 
amazed Betty could gather her wits enough to tell 
her not to do it, the many children from behind 
the woman's skirts had dashed away and brought 
back a tub of water and the woman had the 
struggling, gasping. Scarlet Bunny into the water. 
By this time it was too late for Betty to say 
anything. And anyway the woman could not have 
heard her for the shrieks and laughter of her chil- 
dren who were so excited that one of them bit a 
piece right out of the soap ! 

And Betty herself, seeing the expression on 

April, 1932 


Scarlet Bunny's face, had to join the laughter. 
He looked exactly libe Brother Billy always looks 
when mother hints that a bath would not hurt him. 
When she laughed. Scarlet Bunny gave her a very 
reproachful look out of the one eye that was not 
at that moment full of soap and then stopped 
struggling so that they could get it over as soon 
as possible. 

Finally, the woman gave him up for a bad job. 
In spite of all her scrubbing, assisted by the chil- 
dren, Scarlet Bunny remained as red as ever. 
And the woman said : 

"He really must be a red rabbit or else he is 

At which, to the surprise of the children, Scar- 
let Bunny wriggled the end of his nose and Betty 
went off again into a gale of laughter. 

Just as they were drying Scarlet Bunny the 
Broom Seller himself came home. 

The family crowded around him expectantly. 
And when Betty saw the tiny bag he had which 
held the little he had brought for all their sup- 
pers, and saw him shake his head sadly to his 
wife as he laid a number of unsold brooms on the 
table, Betty thought her heart would break. 

Then the man looked at Betty. And when the 
woman quickly told him it was a poor hungry 
little girl which she had asked to stay for supper, 
and when the man said so cordially: 

"Yes," we'll share with her our last crumb," 
two things happened to Betty. 

First of all she quickly turned her head away 
so Scarlet Bunny would not be able to call her a 
cry baby. 

Then as quickly as she could she explained to 
the man what mother had said about the odd jobs ; 
and told him how to get back to her house. 

When this happepned the man was so grateful ; 
and such puzzled expressions came on the faces of 
the woman and the children, that Betty and Scar- 
let Bunny hurried away as fast as they could go. 
As their air-plane went putt-a-putt, putt back to- 
wards her house, Betty said: 

"We went to help the Fairies help those people 
and I feel now that it helped us more than them." 

Scarlet Bunny didn't say a word. 

Betty looked towards him. He was sitting 
there wriggling his nose ! 

Immediately she burst again into a gale of 
laughter. She could hardly wait for the plane 
to get home so she could tell mother about Scarlet 
Bunny's bath. 

But as the plane landed, mother herself was 
standing in the yard and said : 

"Get out quickly you two and come here! I 
have a grand secret to tell you !" 

(See Mission Herald for May for "The Secret.") 


During the month of April the District Meet- 
ings of the Young People's Service League will be 
held in each of the four districts. Are you 
planning to attend? 

At these meetings there is no limitation of dele- 
gates. We want every young person in the Dio- 
cese to attend if possible. If you went last year, 
certainly you will not miss this time; if you did 
not, then you have something to look forward to. 

By attending we meet other Leaguers, we learn 
more about our League as a whole and benefit by 
reports from each League. 

This year the Y. P. S. L. is asking the Woman's 
Auxiliary to cooperate with them in making the 
meetings a success. They can distribute litera- 
ture sent to them and see that their church is 
well represented whether or not there is a Service 
League in their Parish. Especially, where no 
League is organized can the Auxiliary be re- 
sponsible for its young people attending these 

Plan now to attend your District Meeting and 
do your part to make it a great success. 

Isabel Tillinghast, President. 


1. Organized with a President, Vice-President, 
Secretary, Treasurer, Educational Secretary, 
U. T. 0. Treasurer, Social Service Chairman, 
Rural Chairman, Publicity Chairman, Church 
Periodical Chairman and Box Secretary. 

2. At least one meeting a month during the 

3. 75% of membership attending each meeting. 

4. 10% increase in active membership each 

5. Send regular reports to Diocesan Officers. 

6. Each organization paying their yearly Dio- 
cesan assessment. 

7. Study classes — using books recommended by 
the Educational Secretary. 

8. Every member making and paying a pledge 
for the support of the Church, 

9. At least four quiet days and prayer services 
during the year. 

10. 75% of the members subscribing to the 
Church Periodicals. 

At the Annual Convention it was announced 
that the first contribution to the Episcopal 
Foundation had been made by Miss Mary F. 
Meares of Wilmington, in memory of her father, 
the late Captain Thomas D. Meares, who was for 
many years the faithful Treasurer of the Diocese. 


The Mission Herald 

CThe wAiDakeninq of SI. crimolKij's League 

By Rev. W. A. Lillycrop 



At the whispered request of Lib Carter, Miss 
Wheeler remained after the meeting of St. Timo- 
thy's League. 

When the last of the leaguers had gone, Lib 
came back in the League room and shut the door. 

Miss Wheeler said nothing but just stood wait- 
ing. She had noticed that after the devotional 
part of the night's program something seemed to 
be worrying the usually carefree Lib. Through 
the rest of the meeting she had noticed that Lib 
was restrained. 

She hoped there was something she might do 
that would be of help. But so often Lib had 
shied off and seemed utterly indifferent to any 
advances of friendliness on her part that she re- 
mained silent now waiting for Lib herself to 

Lib, looking somewhat confused, smiled at Miss 
Wheeler and said with a note of pride in her 

"We had a great meeting tonight, didn't we?" 

"Yes, I loved it," answered Miss Wheeler glanc- 
ing toward the wall where beneath the large let- 
ters of the League motto, "Not For Ourselves But 
For Others," there was hung a small picture of a 
little child. 

Then she continued : - 

"I am awfully proud that our League voted to 
adopt little Danny as a member of the League 
and to assume the responsibility to the orphanage 
for his clothes while he is there — " 

"Oh, I am too," interrupted Lib. "But," she 
continued, "You know when Catherine told us how 
his mother out there in that stable held tight to 
Mr. Carlton's hand and begged him to look out 
for her baby and then died so peacefully when he 
promised her that St. Timothy's League would 
see that her child was provided for — ," her voice 
broke as she continued — "I feel it was a sacred 
obligation for us to do this." 

Miss Wheeler nodded her head understandingly. 

"It was. Lib, and it means we really have a 
'Service' League now." 

At this the troubled look which had been notice- 
able through the meeting came back into Lib's 
eyes. In a quiet tone of voice she said slowly : 

"I liked the devotional part of our program 
tonight, too." 

Miss Wheeler's thoughts slipped back to that 
part of the program — 

Dick had led it. He had arranged before the 

meeting an improvised altar on which had burned 
two lighted candles. The lights of the room had 
been turned out. Then Dick had asked them ail 
to kneel facing the altar in the candlelight. Then 
kneeling himself, he had led them in a beautiful 
candle-light litany. In a slow, clear voice he had 
read to them how Esau had traded off his birth- 
right. Then he had followed this with some pray- 
ers from the "Sewanee Twilight Service" ending 
with the prayer : 

"We pray Lord for the disobedient, for the 
untruthful, for the unclean and impure, for all 
who curse and swear — for those who cheat and 

Miss Wheeler looked towards Lib. She sud- 
denly knew that there was some connection be- 
tween that prayer and Lib's request for her to 
remain after the meeting. 

Seating herself, she motioned for Lib to sit 
down too, and asked gently : 

"What is it. Lib, that you want to tell me?" 

As Lib sat down, her face was flushing and she 
looked directly at Miss Wheeler as she talked : 

"I don't know how to tell you. ... I have 
known about it all day but it didn't seem any of 
my business until tonight when we prayed for 
those who cheat and steal. ... I felt I ought to 
tell you then. . . ." She stopped and looked at 
Miss Wheeler. 

Miss Wheeler said nothing but what Lib saw 
in her face reassured her and she continued : 

"I'm not going to tell on anybody. . . . I'm not 
going to say who did it . . . but the examination 
questions for the English examination that you 
are going to give Monday were stolen from your 
desk long enough to be copied . . . and some of 
our class are using these to study for the exam- 
ination . . . and I don't know what to do about 
it — " she broke off and looked anxiously now into 
Miss Wheeler's face. 

Miss Wheeler remained very quiet for a few 
moments thinking hard. Then, in a quiet tone of 
voice, she said : 

"Thank you. Lib. I don't want you to tell me 
who did it . . . nor to tell on any of them." 

As she stopped. Lib saw a look of sorrow and 
love and pity come into her eyes. Then she con- 
tinued as though thinking aloud — "They are just 
like Esau swapping off their birthright of honor 
for something so small as an unearned grade — " 

Then she turned to Lib and spoke hurriedly : 

"Don't tell me who they are. Lib— but you tell 
them I am going to trust them still. ... I don't 

April, 1932 


believe they realized what they were doing. . . . 
I am going to change the examination questions, 
of course, . . . then, Lib, tell them I'm asking 
them for my sake to take that examination honor- 

Lib looked at her in amazement. No word of 
reproach or anger — no scorn — just sorrow and 
love and a desire for her class to be honorable. 
Tears welled up in Lib's eyes. Her throat tight- 
ened and her voice was husky as she threw her 
arms around Miss Wheeler and cried : 

"They will never cheat now — when I tell them 
about this they will fail the examination rather 
than disappoint you." 

(To be continued) 


News and Comments 

(Continued from Page 5) 

his own bed and insisted on sleeping on a bor- 
rowed cot, which broke down in the night. On 
leaving, the guest left a gift with one of the other 
missionaries to buy a new cassock for "Wei Hsien 
Sen," to use his Chinese name, with binding in- 
structions not to let him get hold of the money 
because he would at once spend it for poor ricksha 
coolies, or some other altruistic object, which, 
sure enough, he has since tried a dozen times to 
do. His sister was the well known Mary Eliza- 
beth Wood who did more than anyone else to intro- 
duce China to the idea of public libraries. 

This good news comes from China since the 
cessation of hostilities : 

American and Chinese workers are reported all 
safe. Only slight damage was done to our prop- 
erty. Some of our schools were occupied by 
Chinese troops, and St. Luke's Hospital, Shang- 
hai, which was in the line of fire, was evacuated, 
and the hospital housed in one of the buildings of 
St. John's University, five miles to the west. 

We close with this from the opening article in 
the April Spirit of Missions: 

"A little essay by that rare scholar, T. R. 
Glover, started me off on this penny business. And 
it was a handful of silver Roman pennies that 
started Dr. Glover. They were lying on the 
archeologist's table. They were graven with faces 
of succeeding Roman emperors, just as our cur- 
rency is graven with the faces of succeeding 
presidents. Finally the archeologist swept one of 
them aside and said, "This is the most valuable 
of all." Why was it the most valuable? Was it 
because that silver penny had on it the image of 
Tiberius Caesar? No, that was not the reason. 

Was it because it was the coin of the reign that 
began in A. D. 14 and ended in A. D. 37? No, we 
are getting warmer, but the date is not the rea- 
£.on. It was because that coin was of the issue 
of a penny that lay for five minutes in the palm 
of Jesus Christ ! Our Lord sends values up ! Let 
uj, all place a part of our penny in His palm, 
there to give abundance of life to someone some- 

In a letter to the Editor of the MISSION HERALD, 
Miss Elizabeth G. Griffin sends an interesting 
statement of her work in the Philippine Islands : 

"I have found my work most interesting and am 
enjoying it to the fullest extent. I have just re- 
turned from a visit to some of our stations on the 
northern part of Luzon and it was a wonderful 
experience. It is hard to realize the short time 
our Church has been working in the Philippines 
when you see the results which have been and are 
being accomplished. In the particular section I 
visited, our work is being done among the non- 
Christian tribes." 


During the week-end of February 5th we were 
delighted to have as our guest Miss Hope Baskette 
of the State Teachers College at Tallahassee, Fla. 
Miss Baskette is one of the provincial secretaries 
of the Province of Sewanee. She made a splendid 
contribution not only to our Episcopal group but 
to the campus. Her program included talks to 
the Club, Bible Class, a group from the "Y. W." 
and personal conferences. 

I spent an hour in Friendly Hall 
And came away with shining eyes ; 
I spoke a word with someone there 
And gone were troubles, tears and sighs ; 
I clasped a hand in Friendly Hall 
And sang a song whose words rang true ; 
I stamped those words upon my heart — 
"I want to be a Friend to you." 

— Caroline Conner, Belhaven, N. 


The Mission Herald 


AT BUFFALO. December 30— January 5. 

By Anne Parker Winbourne 

Class of '32 N. C. C. W. 

If you could have heard the hilarious North 
Carolina youngsters in the two chartered busses 
on their way to Buffalo to the Eleventh Quad- 
drennial convention you might have shared the 
opinion of the Chinese and Japanese students; 
that American youth never has a serious thought. 
But we hope that their minds are changed now 
that we have been together during the conven- 
tion. And indeed, the veterans of the movement, 
represented by Dr. John R. Mott of the Interna- 
tional Missionary Council, say the past convention 
was one of the most successful ever held, since 
the first meeting in 1886 at Mt. Hermon, Mass. 
The pioneers about 200 in number spent the great- 
er part of the two weeks in praying for the de- 
velopment of student interest. All members of 
the Episcopal church will be interested in knowing 
that our beloved Bishop Remington of Eastern 
Oregon, held the morning Devotional services, 
which gave us the inspiration for the rest of the 

The theme of the Convention "The Living 
Christ of the World Today" was treated by var- 
ious speakers and round table discussions along 
appraisal of the missionary enterprise of the past, 
the line of critical analysis of the world today, and 
a study of present missions, and the bright hope 
for the Christian church in the future. Kirby 
Page, editor of "The World Tomorrow", painted 
a gloomy picture of the economical and political 
conditions of the world, while Dr. T. Z. Koo, Vice- 
Chairman of World Student Christian Federa- 
tion gave us a brighter outlook on the subject. 
This trend was followed up by students discuss- 
ing and giving their own opinions of Disarma- 
ment and World Peace. 

The past, present and future missionary enter- 
prise was discussed pro and con by representative 
workers from all foreign fields. Such as. Dr. 
Oscar M. Buck, professor at Drew Seminary and 
Dr. D. T. Jabavu from Southern Africa and Dr. 
Judd, medical Missionary in China. 

Altho the delegates did spend the greater part 
of the five days in round table discussions and 
listening to speakers — they found time for enter- 
tainment. The Pageant "Release" and the play 
"Ba-Thane", emphasized the struggle of the 
Christians in carrying on Church work in the 
present world. 

The Convention was non-denominational in its 
unity but the different denominational groups 
were entertained separately. In spite of the fact 
that our speech proved us distinctly southern, and 

made us the object of many questions, we thoroly 
enjoyed meeting our fellow churchmen from all 
parts of the United States at the Episcopal Ban- 
quet and supper. The International Tea, a new 
feature in the program of the convention, was a 
forward step in bringing about international and 
interracial understandings. In this new step 
seems to lie one of the greatest values of the con- 
vention and we hope there may be a further devel- 
opment of it and other valuable phases of the 
Convention, by the Judd Retreat at Raleigh on 
March 5th. We hope that many will be able to 
get from this Retreat a glimpse of what an in- 
spiration we received at Buffalo to go on in 
Christian work with more courage and faith. 


Madam President and Members of the Parish 

On February 5th, with great credit to all mem- 
bers of the cast, members of the Church School 
Service League presented a charming little play 
called "The Spirit of St. Valentine," and we now 
wish to thank the large and appreciative audience 
for their interest and cooperation. The door re- 
ceipts amounted to $13.10, and $3.00 worth of 
candy was sold. 

During February committees have been at 
work and have sold quite a number of the Lenten 
number of the Spirit of Missions, have received 
several new subscriptions, and several renewal 
subscriptions. They hope to continue this work, 
and will appreciate any orders received. 

Just before Ash Wednesday the boys delivered 
Lenten Mite Boxes to the adult members of the 
congregation with a letter from the Bishop, and 
the Parish Lenten Cards from Doctor Milton. 

Twenty-five dollars was given by the League 
through the Parish Social Service Department for 
milk for undernourished children in our com- 

The 52 members of the 1932 Junior Lenten 
Choir have attended regularly the afternoon serv- 
ices, and the members of last year's choir who 
are now 12 years old and over are attending Dr. 
Milton's Confirmation Lectures, which is the next 
step in his plan for the training of the young peo- 
ple of the parish in Church Worship and Mem- 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jane Emerson, 
Representative to Council for February. 

The new Department of Finance of the Diocese 
will hold four meetings each year, the first to be 
in May, when the budget for the next year will 
have to be prepared. 

April, 1932 


3n iHemariam 


On Saturday, March 26th, from his home in 
Snow Hill, Judge Lawrence V. Morrill entered 
into that perfect rest "which remains for the peo- 
ple of God." 

In his passing from us, the Diocese has lost 
from its ranks a faithful and devoted layman, 
who for thirty years has represented St. Barna- 
bas' Church, Snow Hill, in our Diocesan Con- 

Keen in niin;l, warm in heart, consecrated in 

soul, this gracious Christian gentleman exerted 
an influence for good upon his community and 
state that will endure. 

His community is richer and finer because he 
gave unselfishly of the treasures of sympathy and 
love, and found his happiness in serving his fel- 

His bereaved wife and children have the com- 
fort which comes from an unclouded memory of 
one who lived justly and loved mercy and walked 
humbly with his God. 

"Father in Thy gracious keeping, 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping." 

Thomas C. Darst. 

S:atement of Amounts Paid to April 12, 1932, on Apportionments for Diocesaa and General Church 

Work for the First Four Months of 1932— January to May. 

(Based on Reports of Canvass for 1932, with Reasonable Allowance for JSpecial Lenten Effort.) 

Location Parish or Mission Apportionment 

Atkinson, St. Thomas' 5 30.00 

Aurora, Holy Cross 125.00 

Ayden, St. James' 1^5.00 

Bath, St. Thomas'- 25.00 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 200.00 

Belhaven, St. James' 100.00 

Bonnerton, St. John's 35.00 

Chocowinity, Trinity 40.00 

Clinton, bt. Paul's .. 100 00 

Columbia, St. Andrew's 110.00 

Creswell, St. David's IpOO 

Edenton, St. Paul's ^50.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 550.00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 125.00 

Fayetteville, St. John's 750.00 

Fayetteville, St. Joseph's 70.00 

Gatesville, St. Mary's 75.00 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen's 350.00 

Greenville, St. Paul's 400.00 

Grifton, St. John's 60.00 

Hamilton, St. Martin's 30.00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 200.00 

Hope Mills. Christ Church— 40.00 

Jessama, Zion 40.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 400.00 

Lake Landing, St. George's— 45.00 

New Bern, Christ Church_— 575.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's- _- 140.00 

Plymouth, Grace Church 125.00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's.- 25.00 

Roper, St. Luke's 90.00 

Seven Springs, Holy Innocent 80.00 

Southport, St. Philip's 90.00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul's 20.00 

Washington, St. Peter's 750.00 

Williamston, Advent 100.00 

vvilmington. Good ^heoherd 100.00 

WUmington, St. James' 3,650.00 

Wlimineton, St. iohn'=5 825.00 

Wilmington, St. Mark's 70.00 

Wilmington, '^t. p. Ill's 560.00 

V indsor, St. Thomas' 125.00 

Winton, St. John's 40-00 

Woodville, Grace Church 125.00 


Ahoskie, St. Thomas' 30.00 

Belhaven, St. Mary's 3a. oO 

Amt. Pd. to 
Apr. 12, 1S32 





















372 97 



Location Parish or Mission Apportionment 

Burgaw, St. Mary's $ 35.00 

Edenton, St John-Evangelist- 50.00 

Elizabeth City, St. Phil ip's- 10.00 

Fairfield, All Saints' . -.4-^1. 10.00 

Faison, St. Gabriel's 20.00 

Goldsboro, St. Andrew's 35.00 

Kinston, St. Augustine's 25.00 

Lumberton, Trinity 40.00 

Maxton, St. Matthew's: .. _t 10.00 

Morehead City, St. Andrew's- 40.00 

Northwest, All Souls' 15.r0 

Oriental, St. Thomas' 10.''0 

Pikeville, St. George's , 20.00 

Roxobel, St. Mark's 40.00 

Sladesville, St. John's lO.QO - 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas'— 70.00 

Sunbury, St. Peter's— ^^ —-25.00 

Swan Quarter, Calvary ,, , I'^.on 

Trenton, Grace Church 40.00 

Warsaw, Calvary 10.00 

Washington, St. Paul's 40.00 

Whiteville, Grace Church— 35.00 

Winterville, St. Luke's 65.00 

Wrightsville, St. Andrew's— 4000 

Yeatesville, St. Matthew's— 40.00 

Aurora, St. Jude's 20.00 

Avoca, Holy Innocents" 25.00 

Beaufort, St. Clement's 15.00 

Camden, St. Joseph's 10.00 

Greenville, St. Andrew's 20.00 

Haddock's Cross Roads, 

St. Stephen's ' 10.00 

.Tasper, St. Thomas' -.. 20.00 

Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas' 20.00 

Pollocksville, Mission , 15.00 

Pobersonville, Mission 10.00 

Roper, St. Ann's 10.00 

Williamston, St. Ignatius'— 10.00 

Wilmington, "Brooklyn" Mis. 5.00 

■^'^ilmington.DelgadoMiss'on 5.00 

Wrightsville, St. Augustine'^ 5.00 


Campbellton, St. Philip's .__ 20.00 

Kinston, Christ Church 20. 00 

Tolar-Hart, Good Shepherd. 20.00 

Total $ 13,515.00- 

A mount Pd. to 

April;;jl2, 1932 




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On a beautiful tract of land in the outskirts of 
Lynchburg, Virginia, overlooking the James 
River, is located one of the finest church schools 
in the South. There are several reasons w^hy our 
readers should know about and be interested in 
this institution, the Virginia Episcopal School. 

It opened in the fall of 1916 under the rector- 
ship of Rev. Robert Carter Jett, who is now the 
Bishop of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. 
Bishop Jett's purpose in founding the school was 

The remarkable thing about this school is that it 
has maintained a surprisingly low charge without 
becoming a cheap school so far as its tone and ad- 
vantages are concerned. The character of its 
teachers, the type of its students and the atmos- 
phere of the school put it on a par with the best 
institutions in Virginia or any other state irre- 
spective of price scale. 

Unless a boarding school admits only such stu- 
dents as measure up to rigid entrance examina- 
tion requirements it will always have a fair per- 
centage of boys who either are mentally incapable 

to create a first class boys' preparatory school 
which should maintain a low board arid tuition 
charge for the benefit of boys from homes with 
good traditions but of moderate means. Of course 
the school is not averse to receiving the sons of 
well-to-do parents. As a rule such boys would 
profit more by the ideals and scale of values to be 
found at the V. E. S. than they might by those of 
a school where the background of wealth has a 
greater influence on the scheme of life, but few 
wealthy men rerJizc that simplicity at moderate 
cost is often more to be desired than the surround- 
ings which are generally chosen for the sons of 
their business or social associates. 

Since its beginning the V. E. S. has met a real 
need and built up an enviable reputation in the 
field of secondary education. The state of North 
Carolina has always been well represented in the 
V. E. S. student body. Among 122 boys enrolled 
this year 24 are from North Carolina. Twenty 
of the boys in the school are sons of clergymen. 

of doing good work or who are at a disadvantage 
because they have been poorly taught or have 
hitherto failed to make any real effort in school. 
If a school wishes to help boys who are in mod- 
erate financial circumstances it should also be 
concerned about boys who need more careful 
teaching. Where classes are small and competent: 
teachers are personally interested in the students 
even a dull boy can make some progress and a boy 
with a good though untrained mind can usually 
be led to do creditable work. The regular routine 
of boarding school life with more time devoted to 
study periods free from outside distractions and 
the unconscious stimulus of association with other 
boys who are ambitious and working faithfully is 
a great help in bringing good results even when a 
boy has never done any conscientious studying be- 
fore. Often a man teacher who is also the boy's 
athletic coach can arouse him to the kind of effort 

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On Sunday, April 10th, I spent a very busy and 
happy day in the field of the Rev. J. Leon Malone, 
beginning the service with the confirmation of one 
person, presented by Mr. Malone, in St. Peter's 
Church, Sunbury, at 9 :30 a. m. 

At 11 o'clock, I had the privilege of preaching 
the Commencement sermon in the Sunbury High 
School Auditorium. 

At 3:30 in the afternoon, I preached and con- 
firmed two persons, presented by Mr. Malone, in 
St. Mary's Church, Gatesville, closing the day by 
preaching in St. John's Church, Winton, at 7 :30. 

On Monday, the 11th, I baptized an infant at 
4:00 p. m., and preached at 8:00 p. m. in St. 
Barnabas' Church, Murfreesboro. 

On Sunday, the 12th, I preached and confirmed 
one person in St. Thomas' Church, Ahoskie, at 
8:00 p. m. 

On Wednesday, the 13th, I preached and con- 
firmed six persons, presented by the Rev. W. A. 
Lillycrop, in St. Paul's Church, Greenville, at 
8:00 p. m. 

On Sunday, the 17th, I preached and confirmed 
fourteen persons, presented by the Rev. Ilbert 
deL. Brayshaw, in Christ Church, New Bern, at 
11 :00 a. m. 

In the afternoon I preached in St. Thomas' 
Church, Jasper. 

At night I preached and confirmed ten persons, 
presented by the Rev. Robert I. Johnson, in St. 
Cyprian's Church, New Bern. 

On Tuesday, the 19th, I made an address on 
"Evangelism and Religious Education" at a meet- 
ing of the Sunday School Institute of the Diocese 
of Washington in St. Paul's Parish House, Rock 
Creek, Washington, D. C. 

On Saturday, the 23rd, I confirmed one person 
in private, presented by the Rev, Archer Boogher, 
in Fayetteville. 

On Sunday, the 24th, I preached and confirmed 
eight persons, presented by the Rev. Archer 
Boogher, in St. John's Church, Fayetteville, at 
11:00 a.m. 

At 3:00 in the afternoon, I preached and con- 
firmed three persons, presented by the Rev. How- 
ard Alligood, in St. Philip's Church, Campbellton. 

At night I preached and confirmed eight per- 
sons, presented by the Rev. John W. Herritage, 
D. D., in St. Joseph's Church, Fayetteville. 

From Sunday, the 26th, through Thursday, the 
28th, I attended the special meeting of the House 

of Bishops in Garden City, Long Island. 

On Sunday, May 1st, I preached in St. Jude's, 
Aurora, at 9 :30 a. m. 

At 11 :00 a. m. I preached and confirmed fifteen 
persons, presented by the Rev. W. H. R. Jackson, 
in The Church of the Holy Cross, Aurora. 

At 3:30 p. m. I preached and confirmed three 
persons, presented by Mr. Jackson, in St. John's 
Church, Bonnerton. 

At 6 p. m. I preached and confirmed nine per- 
sons, presented by the Rev. John B. Brown, in St. 
Paul's Church, Washington. 

This letter is being hurriedly written during a 
brief stay at home and if our readers will pardon 
its brevity and incompleteness, I will try to do 
better next time. 

Faithfully and affectionately, 

Your friend and Bishop, 



Mosaic in Fourth-Century Church Depicts Feast 
of Loaves and Fishes 

At Tabgha, near Tiberias, on the way to Caper- 
naum, Palestine— all of Biblical fame— a fourth- 
century church commemorating the "Miracle of 
the Loaves and Fishes" has been discovered and 
identified according to a Jerusalem letter in The 
Daily Telegraph of London. 

The identification was made through an inscrip- 
tion on the corner stone reading : 

"On this stone stood Jesus of Nazareth when 
he blessed five loaves of bread and two small fishes 
and caused them to yield an hundred fold." 

Other inscriptions show that the church was 
erected during the reign of Emperor Constantine. 
On the wall above the stone is a wonderfully de- 
signed and preserved mosaic panel depicting in 
vivid black, red and yellow, a basket, several 
loaves of bread, and two fishes. 

In the western half of the church was un- 
earthed a remarkable mosaic floor about 21 feet 
long and 15 feet broad. Although buried beneath 
dirt and rubble for 1,600 years, and only a stone's 
throw from the sea, the mosaic is said to show no 
signs of erosion and the colors seem almost recent. 
The surrounding area is the Desert of Bethsaida, 
mentioned by St. Paul (Chapter IX) as the site 
where Christ fed the multitude of 5,000 men with 
five loaves and two fishes. — New York Times, 
April 15, 1932. 

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Adopted by the House of Bishops Garden City, L. I., April 28, 1932 

We your Bishops, summoned by the Presiding 
Bishop to confer with the National Council upon 
the Church's situation in the present world emer- 
gency, send you this message of hope and con- 

A time of crisis is always a time of criticism. 
After a careful and critical study of the methods 
and policies of the National Council, we give you 
our fullest assurance that the business of the 
Church will be carried on, not only with great 
ability but also with increased and persistent at- 
tention to every economy consistent with a faith- 
ful discharge of duty. 

The Church is not a business institution, in the 
sense that when depression comes the work is 
thereby lessened. When factories shut down, the 
Church must speed up; when business ebbs, the 
Church must be at flood tide; man's extremity is 
God's opportunity. Ideally, budgets should be in- 
creased, not cut, if the Church is to render that 
full service of which She is capable. We must see 
the budget in terms not of money but of life. 

Suffering and distress are widespread. Under- 
neath the surface there is an overwhelming spir- 
itual need. Discouragement, disillusionment and 
despair must give way to courage, hope and faith. 
Our compassionate love goes out to all those who 
in unemployment, in anxiety, in fear, are the vic- 
tims of a world which does not follow Christ. 

As brethren in Christ we call upon the strong 
to bear the burdens of the weak. We have been 
greatly moved by the example of many of the 
clergy and the laity of the Church who, though 
hard pressed themselves, have been glad to share 
in the service of the Christ. For this evidence of 
discipleship, which has learned the meaning and 
the power of the Cross, we thank God and we take 

One thing is clear. If the Church of Jesus 
Christ was ever needed it is now. The world 
needs a Christian social order in which shall dwell 
righteousness and justice. The world needs our 
ministry in hospital in prison, in country and in 
city — our social service. The world needs a new 
generation nurtured in Christian ideals — reli- 
gious education. The world needs the conscience 
of Christianity, its faith in God, its joy of living — 
the Evangel. The world needs international fel- 
lowship — the Church's world-wide mission. The 
world needs the wholeness of Christianity, the 
consecration of every department of life to Jesus 
Christ. This is the Church's catholicity, that 
Christ may be all in all. 

To the accomplishment of this task we summon 

every department of the Church that the King- 
doms of this world may become the Kingdoms of 
our God and of His Christ. 

From Report of Committee on Findings of the 
Joint Session of thf House of Bishops and 
National Council, Meeting at Garden 
City, Long Island, April 26-28, 1932. 
It is a privilege to express our appreciation of 
the contribution which the Presiding Bishop has 
made to this gathering in his spiritual leadership 
and in his kindly and wise guidance of its delib- 

What has been said hertofore is clearly indi- 
cated in the following Resolutions which were 
unanimously passed [by the House of Bishops] 
and which reflects the mind of the Conference : 

Resolved: That the House of Bishops appre- 
ciates the eflforts of the National Council to meet 
conscientiously and courageously the great diffi- 
culties of the present financial situation and calls 
upon the Church for that loyal support of the 
Church's Program which will make their leader- 
ship effective. 

Inasmuch, however, as it seems probable that 
substantial reductions in appropriations will be 
necessary for 1933, therefore be it 

Resolved: That the House of Bishops hereby 
declares its judgment that if and when reductions 
in the Budget become necessary these shall be 
made first in accordance with the recommenda- 
tions of General Convention, and further reduc- 
tions in such manner as the National Council may 
determine from the facts before it. 

Resolved: That these Resolutions be presented 
to the Council by the Committee of Three Mem- 
bers of this House to be appointed under resolu- 
tion of the Bishop of Tennessee to take up all 
these matters with the National Council. 

The offerings of the Church represent sacrificial 
giving and we call upon not only the National 
Council and the Headquarters Staff but also upon 
every Bishop, diocesan or missionary, to realize 
the necessity of greater eflficiency in every sphere 
of work and all possible care in the use of every 
dollar given for the Church's work. 

We return to our homes and respective fields of 
labor with greater clarity of mind and a stronger 
consciousness of unity, and deeper and more de- 
termined purpose to do our part individually and 
collectively and with renewed loyalty to our 
Blessed Master to further the coming of His King- 
dom upon earth. 

May, 1932 


Section A of I'he Woman's Auxiliary of St. 
James' Parish each year celebrates with a Silver 
Tea, the proceeds of which help to support a Bible 
Woman in China, on the anniversary of the birth 
of Augustus Foster Lyde, missionary, student and 
poet, who was born in Wilmington, N. C, Feb- 
ruary 4th, 1813. A short time after his birth he 
was baptized in St. James' Church. 

After having graduated with highest honors 
from Trinity College at Hartford, Connecticut, he 
entered the General Theological Seminary in 1831, 
at the age of 18. Probably it was there he re- 
ceived the inspiration to become a missionary to 
the mysterious land of Cathay, that is, China. 

In those days the voyage to China was indeed a 
long business, as it meant rounding Cape Horn. 
Little was known of China save from the writings 
of the medieval Marco Polo, the Venetian, and 
from the beginnings of commercial relations be- 
tween East and West. Certainly there was noth- 
ing of any practical value printed in books at the 
time Lyde undertook his mission thither. 

Curiously enough, reversing the policy of St. 
Paul and the Church at large in carrying the cross 
westward, our Church had at first turned its eyes 
eastward, and Liberia and Greece and Constan- 
tinople had been the first objects of its mission- 
ary endeavors. Until the year 1834 no one appar- 
ently had suggested that we endeavor to drive the 
sway of ecclesiastical empire westward — beyond 
the broad Pacific. 

But in that year the students at the Missionary 
Society of the General Seminary had discussed 
this matter with such earnestness that, as a result, 
Lyde, then in his senior year, decided to offer him- 
self as a missionary to China. 

In those days money for missions was very 
scarce; nevertheless the funds were raised, and 
Lyde would have gone to China as our first mis- 
sionary had not incipient tuberculosis, together 
with the strain of unremitting study, proved 
fatal to him. He died in Philadelphia, November 
19th, 1834, and lies buried in the churchyard of 
St. Peter's. 

Though he was cut off from his high aim, his 
example made no small impression on the church, 
at that early date in Eastern missionary history. 
By his example Lyde had been called the real 
founder of our Mission work in China, and in 
1835, Henry Lockwood, his classmate in the Sem- 
inary, was sent out to China, accompanied by the 

Reverend Francis R. Hanson, to take up the work 
to which Lyde had dedicated himself. 

We must also remember Lyde as a poet. He 
was the author of a volume of verse entitled "Buds 
of Spring," some of which poems are to be found 
in Mary B. Clark's "Wood Notes, or Carolina 

And perhaps his own title, "Buds of Spring," 
best explains the life of this young North Caro- 
linian who died at 21 — a life so full of promise, 
yet cut off in the very season of its flowering. 


At the recent Rural Church School of Vander- 
bilt University our Diocese was represented by 
the Rev. J. Leon Malone of Murfreesboro. 

Our group at the School this year was favored 
by having three representatives of the Social 
Service Department of the National Council ad- 
dress it, the Rev. Rankin Barnes, Secretary of the 
Department, the Rev. Goodrich Fenner, Secretary 
for Rural Work, and Mr. Spencer Miller, Con- 
sultant on Industrial Relations. Mr. Fenner also 
handled a course in the School on the subject of 
Social Service in a Rural Parish. 

The School this year was smaller than usual, 
having only 177 ministers in attendance from 16 
denominations and 22 states. Our own group of 
11 had 8 dioceses and the National Council repre- 
sented in it. 

Social Service, Religious Education, Missions 
and Community Organization were stressed in the 
School proper, at which many nationwide authori- 
ties spoke. In our own group, which met each 
afternoon, mission work in Tennessee was 
treated, as was the National Program for Rural 
Work and Urban-Rural Church Relations, 


On Easter Sunday afternoon at Holy Trinity 
Mission, Bear Grass, Martin County, under the 
leadership of Rev. Sidney Matthews, Mrs. G. A. 
Peele and Miss Bessie Malone, the Sunday School 
dramatized the scene of the Resurrection, "Mary 
to the Saviour's Tomb" was rendered as a duet, 
after which, Evelyn White, taking the part of 
"Mary Magdalene," Taylor Malone, "Peter," and 
Claudie Rawls, "The Other Apostle," acted the 
parts while Mrs. G. A. Peele read St. Luke 

Reola Rawls and Ruby Bennett were angels, 
seated one at each end of the tomb. 

After the presentation of this scene, Mr. Mat- 
thews made a short talk on "Mary Lingered" and 
the Sunday School was dismissed with the bene- 

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The Po\^er and The Glory 


The Coming of the Missionary 

The Rev. James Henry Nelson knew that he 
had reached the entrance to the great farm known 
as "Sunnyside." Here was the crossroad, the 
canal, the remains of an old rail fence. 

Since leaving the high-way he had given most 
of his attention to the business of avoiding the 
many holes and ruts that time and neglect had 
made in the old road. But now the deepest mud 
holes went unnoticed, even the noises of his sec- 
ond-hand Ford ceased to annoy him as it con- 
tinued to jolt and chug its way along over the 
corrugated surface. 

During the short time that Mr. Nelson had been 
the rector of St. John's he had heard many stories 
of the vast tracts of land that lay only a few miles 
from the small town where he lived. He had be- 
gun to fit the fragments together until he caught 
a glimpse of what had been; and of conditions 
as they were now. In his heart a flame had begun 
to burn exciting in him a desire to see and to know 

Today he had come alone to find out for himself 
what lay hidden in the midst of this body of land 
stretching to far-reaching boundaries along the 
shores of The Lake. 

He stopped the car. On one side ran the dark 
waters of Transportation Canal, still swollen and 
restless from the recent storm ; on the other side 
a deep, narrow ditch formed a dividing line be- 
tween the road and the soggy, unplanted fields. 

The spring air was fresh and sweet. Every- 
where sunlight shimmered on the clean brightness 
of new green. Along the banks of the canal, on 
either side, stood a row of sycamore trees that 
had been full grown at the time of the Civil War. 
Many feet up their long arms met each other 
across the stream flowing below. And over the 
ground their roots, of enormous size, stretched 
themselves in every direction: it was as though 
they had rebelled against the restraint of the dark 
earth and had fought their way by great strug- 
gles until at last twisted and gnarled they had 
found freedom and light. 

Mr. Nelson was driving more slowly, the old 
Ford sputtering and laboring under the strain of 
its diminished speed. The driver was reconstruct- 
ing the scene. This great canal had been dug by 
the toilsome labor of many slaves. This road over 
which he was now moving was the old carriage 
road leading up to the Big House. Across the 
canal, it was possible to still identify the famous 
bridle-path ; he could almost see the long flowing 

habits of the women . . . plumes waving . . . the 
sound of laughter filling the woods as they swept 
by. . . . 

Over there, once were broad open spaces being 
furrowed and tilled by black hands and the rich 
beauty of negro voices lifted in plaintive melody 
had drifted over the fields. . . . 

What he saw now were only broken and shat- 
tered remnants of that past grandeur. The busy, 
well-ordered life under the careful guidance of a 
great master had passed away: in its place had 
come decay and disintegration. The only people 
who lived there now were tenant farmers who 
tried to wrest a meagre living among the ruins. 

This spring afternoon "Sunnyside," situated 
seven miles from a town, five miles from a high- 
way and almost completely severed from direct 
contact with the outside world — lay before him. 
He saw it waiting . . , waiti ng for a force that 
could awaken and stir into acdon the power that 
lay sleeping there. 

Once the Church had been a vital part of the 
life at "Sunnyside." It had ministered to every- 
one, white and black alike. And from that place 
she had drawn into her ranks a man who had 
served her long and faithfully for it was there 
on the shores of The Lake that Bishop Watson 
had heard and answered the call of Christ. What 
must have been his thoughts, his dreams, as he 
too traveled this same road under these same 
trees; and looked over this same country? 

The road had become worse. The Ford almost 
went into the ditch when the car skidded on three 
slippery boards that had been thrown across an 
unusually deep hole. 

As Mr. Nelson straightened the wheels and 
started on again he saw, a short distance ahead, 
two people sitting under one of the huge trees. 
As he drew nearer he saw that one of them, an 
old man, leaned against the tree. His hat was 
pulled down over his face and he appeared to be 
asleep. The other person was a boy, half lying 
against one of the roots. The dog by his side 
jumped up and began barking. 

The car came to a sudden stop. For a moment 
the dog continued to bark. The man slept on. 
The boy said nothing. He and the man in the car 
looked at each other; then the boy spoke to the 

"Shet up, Pat, you dern fool \" 

Pat quieted down and retreated to sit down on 
his haunches close to the boy. 

"Hello," said Mr. Nelson. 

"Hello," said the boy. 

May, 1932 

Mr. Nelson made another attempt : 

"Do you live near here?" 

"Right smart piece over there." This vague 
information vi^as accompanied by a jerk of the 
head side-ways. 

The minister hastened to push any advance 
he might have made : 

"Is it far to The Lake?" 

" 'Bout 'er mile." The boy pushed his hands 
deep into his pockets and slouched unconcernedly 
over to the car. He liked this man's voice, it was 
different from the voices he had always heard; 
and he liked the way he had of smiling when he 
spoke. They didn't like strangers 'round here, 
the men were suspicious of them and a stranger 
didn't get far . . . but this man ... he was not 
like anyone else . . . the way he looked at 
you. . . . 

"You aimin' ter see The Lake, mister?" The 
boy put one hand on the car, passing it gently over 
the surface. 

"I certainly am, son, I drove all the way from 
town just to see it." 

"I reckon as how I could show hit to you if hit 
warn't fer him," nodding his head in the direc- 
tion of the old man. 

"Is he asleep or sick?" 

"He hain't sick, mister, leastways not really 
sick. But Uncle Walt He's bin right ailin' lately 
and I guess as how maybe the sun got too hot fer 
him, an he just drapped off." 

"I see," said Mr. Nelson, slowly. It did not 
require much experience to see the man was 
drunk. The boy was trying to protect the old 
man for whom he evidently cared a great deal. 

"What's your name, son?" 


"Suppose you let me take you and Uncle Walt 
home, then you can show me The Lake." 

"Gosh darn, mister, do you mean hit?" 

"Of course, I do." Mr. Nelson quickly opened 
the car door and sprang out. 

It was easy for him to pick up the frail body 
of the old man and put him on the back seat of 
the car. He wondered as he did so if this could 
be a sign that the need was still there. Could it 
be that God would use him to bring the Church 
back with its love and understanding? 

Josh put the dog in the back with Uncle Walt 
but he himself climbed in front and sat beside Mr. 

As the Ford lurched into action and began 
bumping along he looked up into the man's face, 
his eyes shining. 

"Gosh darn, I haint never rid in one o' these 
things a-f ore !" Mr. Nelson made no answer. 

The Lake lay somewhere ahead but the Call 
had already come. (To be continued) 


Mrs. William Von Eberstein has resigned as 
Diocesan Box Secretary after thirteen years of 
faithful, devoted service. 

We wish to extend to her our appreciation of 
her years of service. We are sorry indeed to give 
her up as our Secretary. We will miss her letters 
and words of encouragement. Due to the change 
in Secretaries the assignments are a little late in 
going to the different parishes and missions, 
therefore we ask you to reply to our requests 

The parish assignments will be sent out as early 
as possible. Please notify Mrs. H. M. Bonner, 
Box Secretary, Greenville, N. C, of your accept- 
tance of your assignment upon receipt of same. 

Our Foreign Assignment is for the work in 
Cuba. The amount for the whole Diocese is only 
$7.00. Those parishes who can please send |1.00 
to your Box Secretary, Mrs. H. M. Bonner. 

Our Domestic Assignment is for Holy Spirit 
Mission, Randlett, Utah. I have accepted the 
assignments sent by Mrs. Wade for these 

Letters and literature will be sent the parishes 
and missions. We wish our boys and girls to 
know about the people and places where they send 
their money. 

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through which he will find a real interest in his 

Virginia Episcopal School boys are known and 
have won favorable recognition at the University 
of Virginia and the University of North Caro- 
lina. Though its alumni are less numerous in 
other institutions the V. E. S. has had good repre- 
sentatives in many other first class colleges. 

The school enjoys a fine reputation in athletics 
as well as in scholarship. V. E. S. teams always 
give a good account of themselves and are usually 
outstanding. They are made up of boys who are 
at school to better prepare themselves for life; 
most of them go to college, and none of them are 
brought to the school because of their athletic 
ability or promise. Athletic activity at the V. E. 
S. is an important factor in the development of 
fine manhood but it is not an end in itself. 

This school has been advertising in the Mission 
Herald for a good many years. The Rector, Rev. 
Oscar deWolf Randolph, D. D., will be glad to send 
a catalogue to any parents or friends who are in- 
terested in giving a boy the best educational ad- 
vantages amid healthy and wholesome surround- 
ings. Visitors to the school are always welcome. 

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My Dear Bishop: 

I address you in the capacity of the Business 
Manager of Camp Leach to let you know what I 
am doing at the Camp to get it ready for our 
four camping periods this coming summer. 

When I accepted the position of Business Man- 
ager of the Camp last year, I accepted, not be- 
cause I thought I was capable, but because the 
Department of Religious Education unanimously 
elected me. I was as unfamiliar with the work- 
ings of the Camp, as I know hundreds of our lead- 
ing laymen in our Diocese are at the present time. 

Having gone through the Camp experience dur- 
ing the summer of 1931 and realizing from that 
experience that the Camp is the greatest piece 
of Religious Education that is going on in our Dio- 
cese, I am thoroughly sold on the proposition ; so 
much so, that, with permission of the Camp Com- 
mittee, I built a Business Manager's Cottage so 
that I could be on the grounds whenever I thought 
I was needed. This cottage reverts to the Camp 
when I cease to be the Business Manager, but that 
construction, even though it was my own, m?.rked 
the beginning of the construction of a real camp. 

Realizing the absolute need of lights and sani- 
tary arrangements our Committee instructed me 
to have both put in for this coming season. I feel 
that as Business Manager I must not only super- 
intend the construction which our Committee 
orders, but that I must also suggest ways and 
means of having the same paid for. With this in 

view, I have divided the work that was absolutely 
necessary for the coming season into units. 

My idea is to get interested laymen and lay- 
women of the Diocese to sponsor these units. For 
instance, in order to get lights and power into the 
Camp, we are having a line 4.3 miles constructed, 
extending from the Washington-Bath line to the 
gate of the Camp. This will cost $1,000.00. A 
permanent record in the shape of a small brass 
plate will contain the name of the sponsor of this 
unit. The only other large unit will be the plumb- 
ing system, which will cost $1,500.00. This unit 
will consist of a storage tank sufficiently large to 
take care of our water works, the digging of two 
wells from which to get the water supply, the pip- 
ing of this water to the necessary places in the 
Camp, showers, toilets, and lavatories in sufficient 
number to best serve the Camp at its full capacity, 
septic tanks and tiling for sanitary disposal of 
sewerage, sink for kitchen, two drinking foun- 
tains on grounds, all complete. The donor or 
sponsor of this unit, being the largest necessary 
unit, will have his or her name inscribed on the 
brass plate to be attached to the exterior of the 
Central Building, called "The Lodge." 

The third unit, which is a new six hundred foot 
pier, has already been generously donated by a 
member of St. Peter's Parish, of which I am Rec- 
tor, namely by James McKimmon Saunders, bet- 
ter known as "Kim" Saunders. 

The fourth unit, the Hostess House, is being 
taken over by the Woman's Auxiliary of the Dio- 
cese. This is a most necessary building. It is two 
stories high, sixteen feet by thirty-two; a 
screened-in porch facing the river, thirty feet 
long, ten feet wide; the lower floor has a central 
room with an open fire-place — the room is sixteen 
feet by sixteen ; on either side is a room eight by 
sixteen ; these will be bed rooms and can take care 
of two persons a piece; upstairs are four bed 
rooms, two eight by sixteen, and the other two 
eight by thirteen. An L at the back of this house 
furnished a kitchen ten feet by ten, the upstairs 
being a bath room of the same dimensions. 
Twelve persons can be comfortably housed in this 
building. And the Camp being centrally located 
in the Diocese this building will be used for Dio- 
cesan purposes more than any other building in 
the whole Diocese. During the camping seasons 
the women directors and officers will be housed in 
this building which the women of the Diocese, 
through the Woman's Auxiliary, are sponsoring. 

Situated a few feet from this lovely building is 
the new Infirmary, a one story building, twelve 
feet wide, twenty-four feet long; the screened-in 
porch, eight feet wide, is on a line with the river 
the same as the porch of the Hostess House. A 
bath room at the back and a room for medicines 

May, 1932 

and supplies make up this Infirmary. There will 
be room for three or four cots for the sick in addi- 
tion to the cot for the nurse. The sponsor or 
donor of this most necessary building would have 
to give only the sum of $200.00 unpainted, or 
$225.00 painted. I will manage to scrape up the 
$25.00 for the paint if I can get someone to pay 
for the building. 

In order to house the necessary bath room 
equipment for Sun-rise Barracks, and Sun-set 
Barracks, which are on the girls' side of the Camp, 
and the necessary building for the boys' bath room 
equipment, I am having each barrack extended at 
$100.00 each, and an entirely separate building 
on the boys' side for $100.00. There are three 
sections in this unit, each section costing $100.00. 
Three donors of $100.00 will take care of this 

The last unit I call the wiring unit. This will 
take care of the wiring of the whole Camp and all 
the buildings with about ninety electric light bulbs 
thrown in, all the light we need in the Camp at 
night. This can be done for $200.00. 

These units will be completed during the month 
of May so that the Camp will be in readiness by 
the first of June. As Business Manager I am 
anxious to have all these units taken and paid for 
by the opening of Camp. I want the donors of 
these units to visit the Camp about the first of 
June to see what kind of a Business Manager the 
Camp Committee has chosen. I would like to have 
them spend a day and a night at the Camp, or 
even longer. I will see that they are all taken care 
of, and good care at that. 

And, my dear Bishop, I want you to come along 
with them. 

Faithfully yours, 





Camp Leach literature has been sent out to 
every parish and mission in the Diocese. You 
may obtain these pamphlets and registration 
blanks from your rector, or from members of the 
Young People's Service League, or in parishes 
where there is no resident rector or organized 
League, from the President of the Woman's Aux- 
iliary of your parish. You may also secure this 
material and further information about the 
Camps through communicating with Miss Cor- 
nelia Van B. Harris, 125 South Fifth Street, Wil- 
mington, N. C, or Rev. Stephen Gardner, Wash- 
ington, N. C. When mailing your registration fee 
of one dollar with your application, please send it 
as a money-order or in cash rather than a check, 
in order to save the fifteen cents exchange rate. 
All registrations should be made as soon as pos- 
sible, a« the capacity of each Camp will be limited 
to one hundred campers. 

Tuesday, March 15th — Conferred with the Rev. 
H. J. C. Bowden, rector of St. Mark's Church, 
Wilmington, N. C, Diocese of East Carolina, a 
self-supporting parish of 178 communicants. St. 
Mark's fabric is fifty years old, well located, well 
built, and in excellent physical condition. Later, 
with Mr. Bowden, I visited the Brooklyn Mission 
of St. Mark's Church in the Negro slum section 
of Wilmington. Here I found 35 pupils in attend- 
ance at the school with two teachers. The school 
is in excellent condition, well kept and above the 
average. Occasional services of the Church are 
held in this Mission; there is a Sunday School, 
and contacts with the mothers through organiza- 
tions. In the afternoon Mr. Bowden motored me 
to New Bern, N. C, where I met the Rev. R. I. 
Johnson, the Rev. J. B. Brown, and some other 
colored people in St. Cyprian's Rectory. In the 
evening I addressed a picked group in St. Cyp- 
rian's Church. This is, without exception, the 
finest colored church I have seen ; scrupulously 
clean, well ordered and churchly in its appoint- 
ments. It stands out as a model. The congrega- 
tion are engaged in reconstructing their under- 
croft, to be used as a parish house. During Lent 
there are daily services in this under-croft at 6 
in the morning, with an average attendance of 30. 

Wednesday, March 16th — Accompanied by the 
Rev. Mr. Johnson and the Rev. Mr. Brown, I 
visited the Rev. J. E. Holder of St. Augustine's 
Church, Kinston. Mr. Holder ministers to the 30 
communicants at Kinston, as well as St. Andrew's, 
Goldsboro (35 communicants), St. Andrew's, 
Greenville (6), St, Stephen's, Haddocks (23). 
We then visited St. Joseph's Church and School at 
Fayetteville. St. Joseph's is a self-supporting 
congregation with 140 communicants. The rector 
is the Rev. J. W. Herritage. The church is well 
appointed and is beautifully located on a large plot 
of ground given by the Cochran family of Yonk- 
ers, N. Y. The school building, connected with the 
church and rectory by a cloister, is a memorial to 
Mrs. Cochran, built by her son. Here, I saw and 
addressed the largest parochial school visited on 
the survey. The school room is well equipped 
with modern desks and blackboards, and is in 
charge of Mrs. Herritage, the wife of the rector. 
Later in the afternoon, Mr. Herritage motored me 
to Raleigh, N. C. 

At the recent meeting of the House of Bishops 
in Garden City, Long Island, Bishop Darst was 
appointed Chairman of a Committee to prepare 
the Pastoral Letter. 


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The Secret 

Scarlet Bunny and Betty came rushing to 
mother. "Tell us your secret!" they exclaimed in 
one breath. 

"Well," said mother, "when the postman came 
today he left a letter here that is addressed to 
Betty and Scarlet Bunny. And what is more 
there is a Fairy stamp or. it." She handed the 
letter to Betty. 

Betty and Scarlet Bunny danced for joy. 

"What, what can be in it?" asked Betty. 

"Let's open it and see!" suggested Scarlet 
Bunny. So Betty tore open the envelope. 

This was the letter : 

Dearest Betty and Scarlet Bunny : 

We Fairies thank you both with all our hearts 
for helping today the neSdy family. 

Now we are going to ask you to do something 
else for our cause. 

One of the "Not-True-Fairies" stole some of the 
Fairy Smiles and buried them in a box somewhere 
in your neighborhood. Please find them. Then 
take the box up town, open the box and let the 
Smiles out. 

If you succeed in this task, something mighty 
nice will happen to you both. 

All power to you. 

With love, 


"Goodness !" exclaimed Betty with her eyes 
shining, "Isn't this gorgeous?" 

"Yes!" said Scarlet Bunny, "it's looking for 
buried treasures!" 

"But," remarked mother, who was as excited 
as they, "I'm afraid it's going to be an impossible 
task. You don't even know where to start to 
search !" 

"That's so," said Betty, as her face fell. 

"Wait a minute," said Scarlet Bunny, "wouldn't 
the 'Not-True-Fairies' pick out a place where no 
one would probably ever think to look to bury 
those smiles?" 

"Yes," agreed Betty, "what place are you think- 
ing of?" 

"Why," said Scarlet Bunny, "I was just think- 
ing maybe we might look in our own back yard. 
Oftentimes people think they have to go miles 
and miles away to find treasures when what they 
are looking for is right where they are all the 

"That's right," said mother. 

So Betty and Scarlet Bunny hurried around to 
the back yard and started their search. 

Scarlet Bunny suggested that they begin in 
Betty's sand pile as that was the place where 
Smiles were sometimes hidden he guessed, for lots 
of times he had seen children frowning and fuss- 
ing over their sand boxes. 

So they began at the sand pile; and in a re- 
markably short time they did find a box buried 
there. Quickly they dug it out. 

"Now," said Betty. "How can we tell whether 
this is the box the 'Not-True-Fairies' hid?" 

"Look," said Scarlet Bunny, and he pointed to 
a pirate's skull and bones that were painted on 
one corner of the box. "That's their gloomy sign, 
we have the right box all right." 

"Now," said Betty, "if mother says we'may, we 
must take this box up town and open it as the 
Fairies said for us to do." 

And in no time at all they had the box in their 
little air-plane. Then with a putt-a-putt, putt 
they flew towards the business section of town. 

When they passed low right over the center of 
the business section they looked down, and what 
do you suppose they saw? People were moving 
around with frowns on their faces. There was 
not much going on at the stores, and little groups 
of men were standing shaking their heads gloom- 
ily and repeating a bad sounding word which 
sounded like, "Depression." 

"Quick," said Scarlet Bunny, as they circled 
and flew back over the business section again. 
Betty hurriedly opened the box. And out of it 
wriggled numbers and numbers of the Fairy 
Smiles, which immediately flew straight to the 
people on the street. 

"Now look!" exclaimed Scarlet Bunny excitedly. 
Betty looked and what do you suppopse she saw 
this time? 

People were moving around briskly and happily 
with smiles on their faces. They were going into 
the stores which now were busy ; and the men on 
the street were laughing and talking about a 
happy sounding something which they called 

"Well, I never!" said Betty, "I never dreamed 
that smiles could make such a diiference." 

"Yes," said Scarlet Bunny, "Those 'Not-True- 
Fairies' did a terrible thing to steal away the 
smiles, for you know 'Prosperity' is just like a 
ground hog. If there are shadows and gloom 
around, he runs away and hides. But now that 
the smiles are back on the faces of everyone he 
has come right back again." 

May, 1932 


"Well," said Betty, "I'm certainly glad we 
helped the Fairies to do it! And now," she con- 
tinued as Scarlet Bunny turned the little air-plane 
towards home, "I wonder what the mighty nice 
thing is that the Fairies have promised us?" 

(The next chapter, "What a Wish Did," will be 
published in The Mission Herald for June.) 

go by it will be more and more prized because of 
the many sacred memories which are associated 
with it. 

— M. N. R. 



More than two years ago an unusual and inter- 
esting offer was made the ladies of Christ Church 
Auxiliary, New Bern, N. C, by one of its mem- 
bers. Miss Elizabeth Griffin, namely that if they 
would give her the odd pieces of lace which might 
be in their possession not serving any particular 

Over two hundred and fifty young people of the 
Diocese were reached through the District Meet- 
ings which were held during April. These meet- 
ings were conducted entirely by the young people 

themselves, and we wish that more of our older 
people might have been present to see what splen- 
did programs our young people are capable of 
handling. We can well be proud of their leader- 

purpose except as keepsakes, she would make of 
them an Altar Cloth. 

A great deal of interest was aroused at once, 
and lace handkerchiefs which had belonged to 
great-grandmothers, lace caps and cap-strings 
which had been laid away as mementoes of other 
days, collars and cuffs, medallions, veils, jabots, 
and odd pieces of rose point, duchess, maltese, 
venise, battenburg, Valenciennes, blonde and many 
other kinds of lace were given, not only by mem- 
bers of Christ Church today, but in many in- 
tances by those who had moved away who had 
worshipped in this church in days gone by. 

The task of putting all these donations together 
into one piece of lace a hundred and twenty inches 
long and twenty-four inches wide was begun. Be- 
fore the actual sewing the placing of the different 
pieces to advantage was worked out. Linen cen- 
ters in handkerchiefs were replaced by lace, the 
five crosses which appear on all fair linens were 
given their proper places, a piece was placed here 
to balance one there, the corners were carefully 
planned to correspond, and then after ten months 
this labor of love was completed, and to her whose 
thought, work, and thousands of stitches have 
made it possible for them to possess this "thing 
of beauty" the members of this parish are indeed 
most grateful. 

As many of the pieces were given as memorials, 
All Saints' Day was a fitting time for the dedica- 
tion of this priceless treasure, and as the years 

ship ability, and real interest in and knowledge 
of the work of the Church. All of the meetings 
showed an increase of over fifty per cent in at- 
tendance over last year's meetings, except that of 
District IV, which was very poorly attended, only 
three parishes : St. Paul's, Edenton ; Holy Trinity, 
Hertford, and St. Thomas', Ahoskie, sending dele- 
gates out of a total of fourteen parishes and mis- 
sions represented in this District. What was the 
matter with Disrict IV? We hope for better rep- 
resentation from you next year ! 

The following young people were elected as 
District Chairmen for the coming year: District 
I, Rosalie McNeill, of Lumberton; District II, 
Julia Derr, of Goldsboro; District III, William B. 
Watts, Jr., of Williamston; District IV, William 
E. White, of Hertford. 

Delgado Mission is in need of a small size (not 
travelling) communion set. If any one has a 
small set that has been replaced by a larger one, 
or at any rate, not now in use, and will give where 
it will be appreciated, please get in touch with 
A. T. St. Amand, layman in charge, Delgado Mis- 
sion, Wilmington, N. C. 

The Rev. R. I. Johnson of St. Cyprian's, New 
Bern, has been elected a member of the Depart- 
ment of Domestic Missions of the National 


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CThe wAiDakeninq of 

By Rev. W 

A Letter From Camp 

"It's a perfect shame!" 

Nancy Dawson's voice was filled with indigna- 
tion, sympathy, and a slight thickness due to the 
piece of chocolate that she was eating. 

She was sitting on the side of Catherine Dun- 
lop's bed, where the latter was stretched out with 
her badly swollen right foot swathed in bandages. 
On the bed between the two of them was a newly 
opened box of "Whitman's Sampler." 

Catherine searched through the top of the box 
for a piece that struck her fancy, then looking up 
she smiled at her friend's outburst. 

"Well, I'm glad that Lib got to go anyway." 

Both sat thoughtfully munching the chocolates 
for a moment. Camp Leach, the Diocesan Young 
People's Camp, had opened only a few days be- 
fore. Some time ahead of the date for the camp 
to open two scholarships had been donated to St. 
Timothy's League. One had been given by the 
parish branch of the Woman's Auxiliary. A sec- 
ond had been given by the Church School. By the 
vote of the League these had been awarded to 
Dick Saunders and to Catherine as the two mem- 
bers who had done most to improve their League. 

Then Catherine had fallen, spraining her ankle ; 
and since she was unable to go to Camp, Lib 
Carter had been sent as next choice. 

"I'm glad, too," assented Nancy, stopping for 
a moment to raise up the top layer and choose a 
large cream from the bottom of the box. 

"Lib certainly saved our class from doing some- 
thing awful. After that secret class meeting, 
when she talked to us as she did, I don't believe 
anybody in our class will ever cheat again." 

Catherine started to make a reply, but just at 
that moment there sounded the shrill whistle of 
the postman below. And as Catherine's eyes 
lighted up with eagerness, Nancy, laughing teas- 
ingly, slid off the bed and hurried downstairs to 
see whether Catherine had any mail. 

Mrs. Dunlop was standing at the front door 
looking at several letters. She, smilingly, handed 
a very thick looking one to Nancy, saying : 

"Tell Catherine she didn't get but one — but it 
looks as though it might be interesting!" 

And it was. As soon as Nancy entered the 
room Catherine recognized the large scrawling 
handwriting and cried : 

"It's from Dick!" 

And as she hastily tore it open, Nancy changed 
her seat to the head of the bed where over her 

SI. criinolKij's League 

A. Lilly crop 

friend's shoulder she might see for herself what- 
ever Catherine might forget to read aloud. 

It was well that she did. For the first two 
pages Catherine was too excited for words. But 
on the third page she exclaimed : 

"Isn't it marvelous! Listen to what he says 
about Camp." And she began to read aloud : 

"... Its been great from the start! From 
the very first night we have all felt like one big 
family. And from the moment we lighted the 
'Camp Spirit Fire,' there has been the most won- 
derful spirit here I ever felt in my life." 

"Why I didn't dream Camp could be like that !" 
interrupted Nancy. 

Catherine nodded and proceeded to read : 

"Our days are just as full and interesting as 
can be. Let me give you a picture of what a day 
is like. 

"The bugle blows each morning at six-thirty. 
At this we get up and take a mornnig dip. . . ." 

"Br-rr," shivered Nancy. Catherine smiled and 
read on : 

"... The water, strange to say, is at its best 
then. All too soon we hear the bugle blowing 
again to tell us our swim is over and it's time to 

"After that we have 'Morning Watch' by 
groups. That means each group goes apart by 
itself and we read the Bible and pray together. 
It means more than I ever thought it could to 
start each day this way. 

"When this is over, it is breakfast time. You 
can't imagine how hungry we are. But that 
morning dip and the smell of the bacon makes us 
just as hungry as wolves." 

"That makes my mouth water just to hear 
about it," sighed Nancy, reaching for the neg- 
lected box of chocolates. 

Catherine continued to read : 

"As soon as breakfast is over we go back to our 
barracks to get ready for the day's inspection. 

"My councilor is a West Pointer. And he cer- 
tainly knows how to make us snap into it. The 
old woman on the 'Dutch Cleanser' can has noth- 
ing on us when it comes to chasing dirt and mak- 
ing things spick and span !" 

Catherine stopped a moment and said, half- 
laughingly, half-thoughtf uUy : 

"Just imagine Dick doing that!" Then she 
hurriedly read on : 

"Next comes our classes. We have three 
during the morning. My first one is called, 
'The Church's Advance Championed by Youth.' 
The teacher is one of the leaders of the National 

May, 1932 


Church, and he is making us see what a man- 
sized job the church has all over the world. 

"My second class is called, 'The Other Twelve 
Disciples.' It's a course in Christian Biography. 
It's different from what it sounds. It's about real 
people of today and what Christ means to them. 

"My last class is on 'Program Building.' It's 
helped me to see already what was wrong with our 
League last year, and it's going to be lots of help 
in making out our League programs for next year. 

"After classes are over there comes a period of 
relaxation. During this time we get our mail. 
Your letter came today and. . . ." 

Catherine stopped and turning the letter over, 
looked up into the teasing eyes of Nancy. Both 
smiled, and skipping a bit, she began again to read 
aloud : 

"... Lunch comes next, and it's one happy 
time ! We sing and cheer and have the most fun. 
One thing that we like to do is to sing a toast to 
the Bishop. It goes, 'Here's a toast to dear old 
Tom,' and we mean it, too, because he is a prince ! 
He enters into all our fun with us. 

"After lunch there is a period when some of us 
get prepared for the night programs ; others writQ 
letters, as I am doing now, and then everyone 
rests for an hour. 

"Then follow the big events of the afternoon, 
athletics and swimming. Our athletics are di- 
rected by some fine coaches. And we've had some 
keen games. Yesterday the boys of Camp played 
the men on the Faculty at baseball. And that was 
a hot game. I never knew before what good sports 
our Ministers are. It's great to get to know them 
as we do here. And the Bishop knocked a home 

"Swimming here is fine, too. The river is sev- 
eral miles wide, and we have a long pier reaching 
out to a good swimming depth, and there is a float 
for diving. It's simply great. And by the way, 
I'm getting a great coat of tan !" 

Catherine looked up : 

"I know he likes that." 

Nancy nodded understandingly, "It sounds gor- 

Catherine looked again at the letter. There 
were only two more pages. She began to read 
again : 

"... We get dressed for supper after our 
swim. Then after supper we gather in a semi- 
circle by the riverside for our vesper services. 
These are wonderful. The rippling of the waves, 
the clouds overhead, the sunset dying in the twi- 
light, and the Bishop himself giving to us a heart 
to heart talk — it's the most inspiring thing I've 
ever known. 

"Next there comes the night's program. These 

are awfully good. Sometimes a group puts on a 
show, or maybe a pageant. Sometimes there is a 
dance. On some nights the faculty take their 
turn. I would give anything if you could have 
seen our Director and the Executive Secretary 
put on a comic skit they called, 'Romeo and 
Juliet.' It was the funniest thing I've ever seen. 
We laughed until our sides hurt. 

"The last thing of the day is the Camp Fire. 
All the campers make a large circle around it, and 
we have a great time. The daily camp paper is 
read the days awards are made to the groups mak- 
ing the best records for the day, and with stories, 
stunts, and all kinds of crazy songs we have the 
most fun imaginable. Then gradually the songs 
turn into an evening hymn and the Bishop, who is 
our Chaplain, leads us in family prayer. This 
we close by singing 'taps.' And then he sends us 
off to bed with his blessing. 

"Goodness, I've written more than I intended 
to. Must stop now. But please, if your ankle is 
well enough, do come down for the closing of 
Camp. The last service is called the "Bishop's 
Service.' They say a big crowd always comes on 
that day. . . ." 

Catherine stopped and looked at Nancy ex- 
citedly : 

"That's an idea! If I possibly can go, let's 
do it?" 

(To be continued.) 

' r '• LIGHT ' 

We were speaking of the lack of definite train- 
ing in Pastoral Theology which so greatly impairs 
the efficiency of many young clergymen. In the 
Seminaries there has been plentiful lectures on 
how to do this or that of the various pastoral 
offices of the Church, and many books are read by 
the fledgling theologue, but he is a fortunate man, 
indeed, who has had the advantage of associa- 
tion in parish work with some practical and sen- 
sible rector. This sets him out in the world 
with an experience similar to the clinical training 
of the young doctor, or the practice of moot courts 
by the law student. 

When Dr. Temple was Bishop of London, he 
used to make his candidates for ordination spend 
a week with him, during which time he would 
give most minute attention to personal training. 
One of his pupils related that when the Bishop 
was considering the subject of the Prayer Book 
offices for the sick he would wrap himself in a 
shawl, lie down on a sofa, and then summon his 
candidates one by one to his presence, saying 
gruffly: "I am a sick man; visit me!" Few of his 


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victims relished this kind of training, but all of 
them found that the Bishop's rough methods 
counted for future efficiency. 

Here is a sermon we heard in what is called 
one of the "most exclusive Episcopal churches in 
New York." Happily, the exclusive church has- 
well-nigh ceased to exist, but a visitor could not 
help feeling excluded when one had to stand at 
the front of the long aisle until service was half 
over, before being offered a seat by obsequious 
usherdom. Well, it was Sunday morning in mid- 
winter. A large and fashionable congregation 
was present, the service music was most elaborate 
and obviously expensive. A well-fed and amiable 
parson was in the pulpit. He had poise, self- 
confidence and authority. He gave out his text, 
"What is man," with extreme unction. Then 
in mellifluius tones he fairly chanted the follow- 
ing important truths. His sermon had the virtue 
of brevity — 

"I don't pretend to be a great preacher or theo- 
logian. I cannot boast of a great learning, nor 
am I a philosopher, but I have been fortunately 
situated for the observation of the human race, 
and having given myself to this study almost to 
the exclusion of other matters, I can say without 
fear of challenge that, having reached years of 
maturity, I have come to regard my convictions 
as irrefutable, and thus with sure confidence I 
hand them on to you, who may not have enjoyed 
such ample opportunities for investigation. 

"Human life, my dear friends, with all its ups 
and downs, and in spite of its seeming hetero- 
geneity, is divided like Caesar's Gaul, into three 
parts, namely. Youth, Middle Age and Old Age. 
And there are two corollaries of this important 
proposition : 1 — the men of today are the boys of 
yesterday, and 2 — the boys of today will be the 
men of tomorrow. Add to these the related 
thought so perfectly enunciated by the poet Wads- 
worth, "The boy is father of the man," and you 
have a complete and sufficient philosophy of hu- 
man life. Without further elaboration I leave it in 
your hands for consideration, hoping that I have 
added somewhat, even if in so brief a manner, to 
the edification of my hearers." 

A scholarship to Camp Leach will be awarded 
to the young person sending in the best piece of 
exhibit material about the work of the Young 
People's Service League, or the Sunday School. 
This material, which may be in the form of a 
poster, note-book, or any other kind of hand-work, 
will be sent to the Provincial Conference at 
Sewanee this summer as a part of our Diocesan 
Exhibit. Last year East Carolina was one of only 
two Dioceses in the whole Province of Sewanee 

which had no exhibit at this Conference. Let us 
make this, our first exhibit, one of the very best 
there! Send in your entries by the first of June 
to Miss Cornelia Van B. Harris, 125 South Fifth 
Street, Wilmington, N. C. This contest is open to 
all boys and girls who are eligible according to 
age for any one of these four Camps. 

WANTED ! A good bugler for the Junior Camp 
for Girls. A scholarship will be awarded to the 
girl of twelve, thirteen or fourteen years of age, 
who can qualify as a first class bugler for this 
Camp. Please communicate at once with Miss 
Cornelia Van B. Harris. 125 South Fifth Street, 
Wilmington, N. C. 

The Woman's Auxiliary Hostess House at Camp 
Leach is nearing completion. Any Auxiliary or 
individual interested in helping to furnish this 
building, please communicate with Mrs. Fred Out- 
land, Washington, N. C. Simple furnishings are 
also needed for the Lodge, or Administration 
Building. Do you have any furniture stored away 
in your attic for which you have no further use? 

3n Memonam 



"Not now but in the coming years. 

It may be in that better land 
We'll read the meaning of our tears. 

And then ! ah ! then, we'll understand." 

We wish to express our sincere grief in this our 
great bereavement, not endeavoring to fathom the 
providence of God, but believing "He doeth all 
things well." We will miss keenly the loss of 
Mrs. Corbell, who never failed to attend any meet- 
ing, if not providentially detained. We will cher- 
ish her memory as a devoted member and there 
will bring with us the sweet recollection in the 
past hoping to meet her in the land of the blest. 
We hear the voice of the Comforter say "There 
will come the glory day, when we too shall wear a 

Mrs. Corbell who died March 20th, 1932, was 
educated at Wesleyan Institute, Staunton, Vir- 
ginia, where she took high rank as a student. On 
February 27th, 1889, she was married to Dr. 
Edwin Ferdinand Corbell, of Chuckatuck, Vir- 
ginia. Her home was her kingdom ; her husband 
and children her loyal subjects. 

Mrs. Corbell was president of the Woman's 
Auxiliary of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, at one 
time president of the Sunbury Woman's Club, and 
an ex-president of the Sixteenth District of the 

May, 1932 


Federation of Woman's Clubs. For a number of 
years president of the Up-To-Date Book Club, 
Secretary of the Afternoon Club, and a Director 
of the State Hospital, Goldsboro, N. C. 

With such splendid training she was most cap- 
able and willing to be affiliated with all worthy 
organizations wherever she worked. 

"Servant of God, well done ! , 

Rest from thy loved employ ; ; 

The battle fought, the victory won, . 
Enter thy Master's joy." 


Whereas Mrs. Mary Anna Hall Partrick, a be- 
loved member of our organization, has passed to 
her eternal reward, be it resolved : 

That we, her fellow-members, mourn her de- 

parture and feel deeply the loss that it brings to 

That her consecrated Christian life, her devoted 
service to God, her church, and humanity, and her 
untiring zeal in her Master's work, makes her ab- 
sence sorely felt ; 

That, as one who has labored more diligently 
than many in the cause she loved so well, we thank 
God for her life, and the good that she has done, 
and for the assurance that now she rests from her 
labors, and that her good works follow her ; 

That a copy of these resolutions be presented 
to her family and forwarded to the Mission 
Herald and the county papers. 

MRS. A. M. LEE, 
Committee from the Woman's Auxiliary of St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton, N. C. 

Statement of Amounts Paid on Appartionm3nts for Di 

Mopfhs of 1932 
(Ba?ed on Reports of Canvxss for l')3?, with R( 

Location Parish or Mission 

Atkinson, St. Thomas' 

Aurora, Holy Cross 

Ayden, St. James' 

xxBath, St. Thomas' 

"Beaufort, St. Paul's 

""Belhaven, St. James' 

"Bonnerton, St. John's 

Chocowinity, Trinity 

Clinton, ::'i Ptiul's _. 

""Columbia, St. Andrew's 

"Creswell, St. David's 

Edenton, St. Paul's 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 

Farmville, Emmanuel 

xFayetteville, St. John's 

xFayetteville, St. Joseph's 

Gatesville, St. Mary's 

xxGoldsboro, St. Stephen's 

Greenville, St. Paul's 

Grifton, St. John's 

xxHamilton, St. Martin's 

X Hertford, Holy Trinity 

Hope Mills, Christ Church— 

Jessama, Zion 

Kinston, St. Mary's 

xLake Landing, St. George's 

xxNew Bern, Christ Church 

xNew Bern, St. Cyprian's 

Plymouth, Grace Church 

xRed Springs, St. Stephen's,— 

Roper, St. Luke's 

Seven Springs, Holy Innocent 

xSouthport, St. Philip's 

xxVanceboro, St. Paul's 

Washington, St. Peter's 

Williamston, Advent 

XX Wilmington, Good -shephird 

xxW'ltnington.St. James' 

xxWilmington, St. (ohn's 

xWUmington, St. Mark's 

Wilmington, f^^t. Paiil's 

Windsor. St. Thomas' 

Winton, St. John's 

xxWoodville, Grace Church 


xAhoskie, St. Thomas' 

Belhaven, St. Mary's . 

X Apportionment ppid in full. 
XX Apportionment paid In full and credit bal .nee on new year. 


Amount Paid 

; 30.00 

$ 1.74 















100 00 

60 15 












750 00 










9 12 




200 00 



































70 00 


427 96 



40 00 









ocesan and General Church Work for the 

First Four 

January to May. 

>asonable Allowance for Special Lenten Effort 


Location Parish or Mission 


Amount Paid 

xBurgaw, St. Mary's 

$ 35.00 

% 35.00 

xEdenton, St John-Evangelist- 



XX Elizabeth City, St. Phil ip's- 



xFairfifeld, All Saints' 



xFaison, St. Gabriel's 



Goldsboro, St. Andrew's 



XX Kinston, St. Augustine's 



xLumberton, Trinity 


40 00 

Maxton, St. Matthew's 


Morehead City, St. Andrew's- 



North W. st, All Souls' .____- 


Oriental, St. Thomas' 


Pikeville, St. George's 


xRoxobel, St. Mark's 



Sladesville, St. John's 


xSnow Hill, St. Barnabas' 



Sunbury, St. Peter's 



Swan Quarter, C^'vary 


Trenton, Grace Church 

40 00 


W«rpaw, Calvary 


x Washington, St. Paul's 



Whiteville, Grace Church 


20 10 

xxWinterville, St. Luke's 



xWrightsville, St. Andrew's— 



Yeatesville, St. Matthew's 





Aurora, St. Jude's 


3 15 

xxAvoca, Foly Innocents' 



Beaufort, St. Clement's 



xCamdpn, St. Joseph's 



Greenville, St. Andrew's 



Haddock's Cross Roads, 

St. Stephen's 



Jasper. St. Thomas' ... 



Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas' 



PoUocksville, Mission 



Robersonville, Mission 


Roper, St. Ann's 


2 00 

Williamston, St. Ignatius' — 


xxWilmington," Brooklyn" Mis. 

5 00 


xxWilmington.Delgado Mission 



xxWrightsville, St. Augustine's 




Campbellton, St. Philip's .._ 



xxKinston, Christ Church 



xTolar-Hart, Good Shepherd. 




$ 13,510.00— 

$ 13,116 03 


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The Mission Herald 

By Mrs. W. S. Carawan 

We all recall the parable of the talents, where 
the servants who properly used their talents were 
rewarded, while the one who hid his talent in the 
ground to preserve it was severly censored and 
his talent taken from him and given to the one 
who had made the best use of his talents. This, 
I believe, will give you an idea of the light in 
which modern economists view property. It is no 
longer considered by economists as something be- 
longing exclusively to you, to do with as you see 
fit, to use or abuse. On the contrary, property 
is coming to be generally regarded as merely en- 
trusted to the owner by society to be utilized for 
his own good, if it is not too large an amount of 
property, but in no case to be used to the detri- 
ment of fellow citizens. 

Of course the United States has not carried this 
idea to its extreme, as has the Soviet government 
of Russia. There, all property is considered to 
belong to the state, to be utilized for the benefit 
of all citizens but not for the enjoyment of the 
individual. This is the theory upon which the 
Soviet scheme of economics is based. That it is 
impractical seems to have been proven by the 
comparatively short time it has been in effect in 
Russia. Certainly high Soviet officials have found 
it necessary to deviate far from the original basic 
principles and to come close to the capitalistic 
system in many respects. 

Yet it is becoming increasingly evident that 
the leaders of economic and political thought are 
rapidly turning to the belief that the possession 
of property in too large amounts should be pro- 
hibited, not by actual law to that effect, but by 
taxation that will make possession of vast 
amounts of property not only impractical but irh- 
possible. The rates of taxation on incomes in 
the highest bracket, and on estates in that cate- 
gory, are becoming, in effect, confiscatory. Ex- 
emptions are granted, of course, for charitable 
contributions, which is the very exception neces- 
sary to prove that even our law makers are reach- 
ing the point where they consider property above 
the average only custodianship and not actual 

Present economic conditions have intensified 
this belief. Not only our economists, not alone 
the more radical elements of our population, but 
the thinking, conservative group that constitutes 
the majority of our citizenry, are coming to the 
conclusion that our manufacturers owe an obliga- 
tion to their employees as well as to their stock- 
holders. Leaders of business thought are coming 
to realize that they have an obligation in this di- 

rection, and that, if they do not speedily take ac- 
tion themselves, they will be confronted by na- 
tional legislation drastic in effect that will force 
unemployment insurance upon them. Conse- 
quently they are making every effort to forestall 
Federal legislation, to develop and put into oper- 
ation mer.ns of stabilizing employment and guar- 
anteeing employees pay checks, that will obviate 
the necessity for such legislation by Congress. It 
has been the experience of American business that 
it can do things for itself better than the govern- 
ment can, so we can expect to see in the next few 
years many and varied private plans for stabiliza- 
tion and unemployment insurance. From the*e 
efforts, it is to be hoped, some effective plan of 
unemployment insurance will emerge. This is but 
one example of the thought that is rapidly gaining 
ground among our business leaders that the fac- 
tories which are their property are obligations 
as well as assets, that they owe a duty to their 
employees and to the community in which the 
plants are located, an obligation that they must 
either shoulder voluntarily or else have placed 
upon them by Federal legislation. 

Our rich men, too, are beginning to see the 
handwriting on the wall. Accounts of the ex- 
travagances of the wealthy are conspicuously ab- 
sent from our press in recent months, accounts 
of the benefactions contained in the wills of very 
wealthy men are taking their place. Wealthy peo- 
ple are coming to realize that wealth imposes 
obligations and they are struggling to find means 
of satisfying those obligations. The bulk of the 
relief work in recent months has been borne by 
our wealthy, partly, it must be admitted, because 
the middle classes have been unable financially to 
be of great assistance, and partly because these 
same wealthy people fear the results, if relief 
measures are not sufficient. We are in the midst 
of a depression of plenty, a condition never before 
experienced by the world. We have too much of 
everything, too much cotton, too much wheat, too 
much money in our banks. Yet people are freez- 
ing for lack of clothes, starving for lack of bread, 
and suffering from lack of money to buy the neces- 
sities of life. Such a paradoxical situation has so 
far defied both economists and politicians, they 
can not even satisfactorily explain it, much less 
work out a satisfactory solution. The after 
effects of the World War had a great deal to do 
with this situation, and apparently the misuse of 
property was at least partly responsible, in this 
case the property was money. Overcapitalization, 
overexpansion, overspeculation. 

In plain words, our present depression was 

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Are you an officer in the Woman's Auxiliary? 
A teacher in the Church School? A counselor in 
the Young People's Service League? A Social 
Service w^orker? Are you anxious to learn more 
about your work, and how you may do it more 
effectively? Do you know that you can become a 
more efficient leader in your parish work, and at 
the same time have a most delightful vacation, 
through attending one of the many Adult Con- 
ferences for Church Workers which will be held 
this summer throughout the Fourth Province? 
Do you know that last summer there were thirty- 
six such Conferences held in the Province of Se- 
wanee? Do you know that out of the hundreds 
of persons who attended these Conferences that 
the Diocese of East Carolina was represented by 
only one or two? Do you realize that many of 
the very best leaders in the country have been se- 
cured to teach courses at these Conferences this 
coming summer, and that all the work will be 
given on the basis of N. A. L. A. credit Do you 
know that our Diocese stands next to the bottom 
of the list of all the Dioceses in the Fourth Prov- 
ince in the matter of Leadership Training? 

In view of the above facts, are you not inter- 
ested in attending the Adult Conference at Ka- 
nuga or Sewanee this summer? You might even 
plan to attend both of these Conferences, as care 
has been taken to see that the dates do not conflict. 

The Kanuga Adult Conference will be held at 
Kanuga Lake, Hendersonville, N. C, from Mon- 
day, July 18th through Friday, July 29th. Among 
those teaching courses at this Conference will be 
the following: Bishop Finlay, Bishop Bratton, 
Dr. Homer W. Starr, Dr. T. Tracy Walsh, Dr. 
Gardiner L. Tucker, Rev. C. Rankin Barnes, Mr. 
Lewis B. Franklin, Miss Elizabeth L. Baker, Miss 
Mabel Lee Cooper, Mrs. John B. Loman, Miss 
Annie Morton Stout, and others. 

The Sewanee Adult Conference will be held at 
Sewanee, Tenn., from Tuesday, August 2nd, 
through Tuesday, August 16th. Among the lead- 
ers at this Conference will be Bishop Mikell, 
Bishop McDowell, Bishop Gailor, Dr. John W. 
Wood, Rev. C. Rankin Barnes, Miss Mabel Lee 
Cooper, Miss Ruth Osgood, Mrs. J. R. Cain, Dr. 
Homer W. Starr, Dr. Gardiner L. Tucker, Mrs. 
John B. Loman, and others. 

The Sewanee Conferences are the official Lead- 
ership Training Schools of the whole Fourth 
Province. Each Diocese in the Province is ex- 

pected, not only to send delegates, but to exhibit 
material showing what has been accomplished in 
the Diocese during the past year. East Carolina 
was one among only two Dioceses of the Province 
which had no exhibit last summer, and unless we 
send an exhibit this summer we will be the only 
Diocese not represented in this way ! We are glad 
to say that we do expect to have a good exhibit 
regarding the work of the Young People's Service 
League to send to Sewanee, but we need some- 
thing to show for what we have been doing along 
other lines, for instance, note-books, etc., from our 
Church Schools. The following awards will be 
made at this Conference, and we want the Diocese 
of East Carolina to receive some of these honors : 
Diocesan Awards 

1. The most artistic Diocesan Seal. 

2. The exhibit with the largest number of places 
(parishes and missions) represented. 

3. The most complete Diocesan exhibit (includ- 
ing Church School, Y. P. S. L., College, etc.). 

4. The Diocesan N. A. L. A. Chart showing the 
greatest increase in credits since July, 1931. 

(We have added 62 to our total !) 

5. The best Diocesan Camp exhibit. 

Single Awards 

1. The best individual parish Church School ex- 

2. The best Daily Vacation Bible School exhibit. 

3. The best Youyig People's Service League ex- 

4. The best Junior Y. P. S. L. exhibit (including 
C. S. S. P. material). 

5. The most original project. 

6. The most original poster. 

7. The most artistic poster. 

8. The most artistic and explanatory Camp 

9. The most artistic and interesting Diary or 
Note-book kept by a class or individual. 

10. The best teacher's Note-book. 

For further information about these Confer- 
ences and the exhibit materials, please communi- 
cate with Miss Cornelia Van B. Harris, 125 South 
Fifth St., Wilmington, N. C. 

So far we have not received any new little chil- 
dren's books at Thompson Orphanage in response 
to the appeal recently included in these columns. 
We are anxious to have much use made of our 
library this summer. Many of the children need to 
improve or to cultivate reading habits. This will 
be an aid to better school work. 

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My dear Mrs. MacMillan : 

I was delighted to get your letter of March 17th 
enclosing the Program of the Woman's Auxiliary 
for the Diocese of East Carolina, which I have 
enjoyed so very much. The report of the Annual 
Meeting has also been received and I have en- 
joyed it. Many thanks to you for thinking of me. 

I feel quite flattered that you asked me to write 
something about the work as I have seen it in the 
Philippine Islands. Of course my particular work 
is not very interesting to write about although 
it is very interesting to me as I just love figures. 
I am sorry I didn't get this in time to get the 
article back for the April number of the Mission 
Herald and I am afraid it is too late for the May 
number. It is too bad it takes so long to get re- 
plies from the Philippines. I usually count on 
from two and a half months to three months for 
a reply. If a letter makes connection on the Pa- 
cific Coast and catches a fast boat, it will come 
through in thirty days, while on the other hand 
if it just misses a boat and then comes on a slow 
boat it takes much longer. 

I am very sorry you gave up the Presidency 
of the Auxiliary because you were doing such good 
work. I know how much of your time it took, but 
generally the ones who have the least time to give 
to things of this kind are the ones who accomplish 
the most. However, I think Mrs. Outland is ex- 
tremely interested in the work and will do fine 

I am thoroughly enjoying my work and the 
time is simply flying out here and I do not know 
where it goes. It has been fifteen months since I 
left home, and one nice thing about it is that I 
have kept well and feel fine. 

I am enclosing an article which you may use in 
the Mission Herald if you see fit. You probably 
remember Deaconess Shaw when she passed 
through the Diocese in January, 1931, and with 
whom I travelled to the Philippines. As she is 
stationed at Bontoc, I decided to center this on 
Bontoc. It might also be interesting to know that 
the Reverend E. A. Sibley who was killed at Bon- 
toc last November was her brother. 

This is such a beautiful country; I wish every 
one could see it. There is certainly something 
fascinating about the Orient. When I reached 
Manila I felt as if when I did a thing and to do it 
according to Hoyle in Manila that the way to do 
it was the reverse of the way I would do it at 
home. Really it is ridiculous how backwards they 

go about doing things. I guess our ways would 
seem just as queer to them if they were put down 
in the midst of Americans like I have been put 
down in the midst of Filipinos. 

With all good wishes to you and all of my 
friends who inquire about me and do write me 
again and tell me just what is being done in the 
Diocese as I am extremely interested in every- 
thing, I am with much love, 

Elizabeth G. Griffin. 
I have seen where East Carolina has pledged 
her full quota. I am very proud. 

Doubtless you already know, our Church has 
only been working in the Philippine Islands since 
the Spanish-American War. Up until this time. 
Church of England services were allowed at the 
British Consulate only on special occasions; and 
when you take this into consideration, it is quite 
remarkable the strides the Church has made in 
the Philippines in this short time. 

We now have established missions here in Ma- 
nila working among the native Filipinos and 
Chinese, and at the Cathedral working among the 
Americans and Britishers ; in the Mountain Prov- 
ince, among the Igorots; and on the Island of 
Mindanao, among the Moros. 

As I have just returned from a trip to the 
Mountain Province where I visited some of our 
mountain stations, I will confine this article to one 
of these stations. These Igorots belong to the non- 
Christian Tribes and when you realize how very 
inaccessible this Mountain Province is, it is very 
easy to understand why Christianity had not been 
carried to them earlier; and for this reason, we 
started our work in these mountains. None of 
these mountain stations can be reached directly 
by train. In going to Baguio, which is our near- 
est station to Manila, a part of the trip up the 
mountains has to be made by automobile ; in going 
to Balbalasang, which is our farthest station to 
the north on the Island of Luzon, it takes several 
days and the last sixty kilometers has to be made 
on horse back over a mountain trail. During the 
dry season, this sixty kilometers has been made 
in two days while during the typhoon season it 
takes any number of days. 

Bontoc, being the capital of the Mountain Prov- 
ince, I will try and tell you something of the work 
at All Saints Mission. Here we have a church 
and also a school and dormitory for both boys and 
girls. The children come to the mission when they 
are very young and live in our dormitories and it 
is very rarely one of these children want to go 
back and live in the dirty home from whence he 
came after once being established at the mission. 
They have regular classes in religious instruction 

June, 1932 

and attend two daily services in the church in aa- 
dition to their regular studies. Some of the girls 
who wish to become nurses receive their training 
at St. Luke's Hospital, which is our Church hos- 
pital located at Manila. After graduation, they 
take the government examination and become 
registered nurses. There is always a demand for 
St. Luke's nurses. Some of these nurses return 
to their native towns, marry and establish homes 
of their own, and they are always ready to lend 
a helping hand to their friends and relatives and 
especially in time of sickness, while others con- 
tinue nursing both as private nurses and in the 
Public Health Service. 

I visited the home of one of our St. Luke's 
nurses (at Samoki, which is an outstation of Bon- 
toc), who had returned, married and had a home 
of her own. Although it was very simple and she 
had very little in it, yet what she had was clean. 
She had a shelf on which she had some first aid 
supplies and was always ready to help some of 
these natives. 

There is a very outstanding instance of an 
Igorot boy who was named Pit-a-pat. When he 
was baptized, he was given the name of Hilary. 
He kept the name of Pit-a-pat as a second name. 
Igorots have no surname or family name and as 
the Priest-in-charge at that time was the Rev- 
erend Mr. Clapp, he selected Clapp as his sur- 
name. Bishop Brent realizing what a bright boy 
Hilary was, took him to the States with him on 
one occasion, where Hilary attended school for a 
year. Even this did not spoil Hilary — he was 
ambitious. He returned to the Philippines, fin- 
ished the high school and decided to study medi- 
cine at the University of the Philippines, from 
which he graduated after much hard work. After 
graduation, he became an interne in St. Luke's 
Hospital and then returned to Bontoc to work 
among his own people. He has married a nurse 
who was also a mission girl and they are raising 
their children in the mission. He is ever grateful 
for what the Church has done for him. 

There are many, many instances where these 
Igorots have returned to work among their own 
people after having been in the mission and be- 
come Christians. Christianity has certainly done 
wonders for them and when you see the contrast 
between the home where these people came from 
and the home they make after having been in the 
mission, it makes us realize to the fullest the value 
of missionary work. 

The work doesn't stop right in Bontoc. There 
are some eight outstations under All-Saints Mis- 
sion and let me say here that Bontoc is greatly 
in need of another priest. All of these stations 
must be visited and it is too much for one priest 

to do. The Reverend E. A. Sibley, who worked 
among these Igorots for nearly twenty-five years, 
last November was in an automobile accident 
while visiting one of these outstations and was 
killed. This left Bontoc with only one priest, the 
Reverend William H. Wolfe, who is now Priest- 
in-charge. Mr. Wolfe has from two to four serv- 
ices every day and this does not include baptisms, 
funerals, etc. Some of these outstations can be 
reached by automobile, while others can only be 
reached by walking over the mountain trail. So 
if you know of a good priest who would like to 
go into the mission field, please send him out. 


On Sunday, May 8, 1932, representatives of St. 
Paul's (Wilmington) Chapter of the Brotherhood 
of St. Andrew conducted services at 11:00 a. m. 
and held a meeting of the Brotherhood of St. 
Andrew at 2:00 p. m. at Trinity Church, Lum- 

The services were in charge of Mr. J. E. L. 
Wade, Jr., President B. S. A., for the Convocation 
of Wilmington, and were participated in by 
Messrs. C. L. Myers, L. D. Latta, B. W. Dunham, 
John L. Hazlehurst, Jr., and John L. Hazlehurst, 
Sr. Mr. John Gaylord of St. Paul, N. C, was a 

The services were conducted in a very dignified 
manner by the visitors from Wilmington and a 
very interesting address was delivered by Mr. 

At the afternoon meeting the services were 
opened with Sentence prayers and remarks were 
made by each of the visitors as well as by Messrs. 
D. R. Shaw, T. M. Tolar, C. B. Fry and J. S. 

(Ages 12, 13, 14) 
Miss Cornelia Van B. Harris will be the Di- 
rector of this Camp, A balanced program of play 
and training suitable for girls of this age will be 
supervised by capable leaders. 

Rev. J. Q. Beckwith, Jr., will be the Director of 
this Camp. Its purpose is to give the children of 
the Diocese a share in the happy privileges of 
Camp life. Their program is one suitable to thefr 
age. (Ages 9, 10, 11) 

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Po\^er and The 





"What is the first thing that you are going to 
show me, Josh?" asked Mr. Nelson as he backed 
the old Ford and turned it around in front of 
Walt Dean's house. 

"You done seed The Lake as we come long 
a-while back. Say, Mister Nelson hain't you ever 
seed The Big House?" 

"No, but I want to. Suppose we ride that far 
and begin there. We go straight ahead?" 

Josh sat stiffly erect on the edge of the seat, as 
he was afraid he would wake up and it would all 
be a dream. But he answered indifferently 
enough : 

"Yep, jist head her down this a-way an' let 
her go. I'll tell you whin ter stop her." 

Sometime later Mr. Nelson's attention was 
drawn to a tall frame building on the left. Ex- 
tending from it in the direction of the great Barn 
were the remains of two rows of cabins. Josh 
dismissed them with a motion of his hand : 

"Thim hain't nothin'. Jist where Old Man 
Collin's niggers lived long time er go." It was 
plainly to be seen that the boy's interest centered 
elsewhere than among the ruins of the slave quar- 
ter. Promising himself another opportunity here 
Mr. Nelson busied himself with guiding the 
shaky little car between the two leaning gate 

Within the enclosure and near the gate was a 
small house. A sloping roof drooped over its low 
upper story. Four slender square posts supported 
the portico in front. The over-seer had lived 
there in the old days. He had been told of its rare 
beauty. A scattered wood-pile had been dumped 
at one side. 

On the steps sprawled five dirty, unkempt chil- 
dren. In the door stood a woman, with a sagging 
body and a tired young-old face, her thin hands 
clasped over the top of a broom. The car chugged 
slowly by. The woman stared stolidly at the man. 
The children slunk back abashed. 

In that brief space of passing the man in the 
car knew that something had leaped out from 
those people to him ; had bridged the silence, mak- 
ing him see poverty . . . restriction . . . starva- 
tion. . . . 

"Who are they. Josh, the people back there?" 

"Jist Mis Scott an' her younguns. Their pappy 
was drowned in The Lake an' Mis Scott an' Jake 
they looks after the place now an' The Big House." 

"How old is Jake?" 

"I dunno. But Jake's right smart like." A 
note of pride and envy tinged the boy's voice. "He 
even wint ter school one summer when crops wuz 
laid by." 

These people and their problems. They filled 
Mr. Nelson's mind so that he hardly saw the other 
buildings, only half heard Josh's offhand explana- 
tions: a huge brick oven dating back to revolu- 
tionary days; an ice-house; a club where the 
young bloods of the family did their gaming and 
drinking. They had been a princely family living 
in splendor on their great estate. 

"Ther she are. Mister Nelson !" 

They were approaching The Big House. Mr. 
Nelson drove around to the front and stopped the 
car on the bank of the canal. On the far side of 
the house he could see the blue waters of The 
Lake rippling in the light breeze. Its beauty was 

Together the man and the boy looked up at The 
Big House with its broad double verandas and its 
many windov/s. Tall, emptily silent it stood be- 
fore them. Its windows like great eyes gazing 
out across The Lake — the canal — the acres and 
acres of land that bore deep, aged furrows and 
timbered tracts of longleaf virgin pine. It was 
like a sentinel on guard. . . . 

"Want ter go in?" 

At Mr. Nelson's nod Josh ran eagerly ahead. 
Leaped over the two low steps ; dashed across the 
wide veranda ; pushed open the massive door with 
its broad panels and great brass knob. 

Following more slowly Mr. Nelson noted the 
thick perfectly preserved flooring of heart-pine 
and the plastered ceiling of the veranda. As he 
stood at the open door the cool, dim spaciousness 
of the vast hall seemed to reach out and draw him 
within. When his eyes became adjusted to the 
sudden gloom, he saw the span of an arch midway 
the hall. Its symmetry and beauty made him 
gasp. On either side, through open doors, he had 
glimpses of marble mantels and panelled wain- 

At the rear was a cross-hall and where it inter- 
cepted the main hall a stair-case led up to the floor 
above. It was this that caught and held his eye, 
the exquisitely turned newel-post, the slim, grace- 
ful spindles supporting the polished rail. He was 
seized with the desire to mount it step by step. 

Half-way up the stairs stood Josh. It seemed 
to Mr. Nelson, as he stood at the foot by the newel- 
post looking up at him, that the boy's identity had 

June, 1932 

slipped away. He had become a part of The Big 
House — a part of the shadowy, elusive past. He 
stood with one foot advanced before the other, 
the knee bent. With his eyes shining, leading him 
on, the boy appeared as the spirit of the old house. 

* Mr. Nelson was excited as he went up. 

P The second floor was a duplication of the first. 

One interesting feature was a series of cupboards 
■ built along one side of the hall. As Mr. Nelson 
W' opened one of the doors its soft darkness was 

heavy with the aromatic odor of cedar. Released, 

it rushed out spreading its fragrance through the 


There was another story and the stairway led 

on. Josh went swiftly, the man close behind. 
The third floor differed from the two below. 

There was one square hall, whose low ceiling 
H sloped sharply at the sides to within a few feet 

* of the floor. To the front were two small rooms 
and on the lake side a larger one with broad, low 

Josh was getting impatient : 

''Come on, you hain't seed hit all yit!" And he 
disappeared through a low door at the back. 

Mr. Nelson was compelled to stoop as he went 
down three steps. He found himself in a narrow, 
tight room under the eaves. The only light forced 
its way through the grime of a long, fan-shaped 
window at one end. The air struck chill. The 
stark white walls and ceiling pressed close on all 
sides. There was something unearthly, oppres- 
sive. He became aware of the boy standing close', 
watching him. 

"Hit's ther Coolin' Room." The whispered voice 
vibrated with the thrill of fear. "Where they put 
their dead folks." 

The Rev. Mr. Nelson started. He had read of 
such rooms in the great plantation houses of the 
rich but he had never seen one. It was like a 
tomb. . . . 

A great dark stain disfigured the wall on one 
side. Its ugly brown ran down in streams to the 
m edge of the floor losing itself in a spot where the 
flooring had rotted away. 

Mr. Nelson knelt to examine it and felt Josh 
kneeling beside him: 

"Hit's blood !" Granny Hester lows hit's so." 

The man's half laugh echoed strangely in the 
;l tiny room and broke oflf abruptly: 

"Whose blood. Josh?" 

The boy sat on the floor, encircling his knees 
^ with his arms : 

"Granny lows hit wuz this air way — " 

Mr. Nelson started to sit down on the floor be- 
side him to listen. Then he noticed the eyes so 
strangely bright, the face so highly flushed— And 
suddenly there was no longer any desire to hear 

the story. They had been here long enough. . . . 
The light coming through the low fan-shaped 
window had lost its glow and had faded. The 
corners of the small chamber were filling with 
grey shadows and a deep sadness had entered the 
man's heart. 

He put his hand on the boy's shoulder: 
"Let's go, Josh. Let's go out into the light." 
(To be continued) 


The undersigned Committee, appointed by the 
Bishop of the Diocese, to determine the number 
of Church Schools which have reached or ex- 
ceeded their Goals by contributions reported 
through the Lenten (Mite Box) Offering, and for 
the purpose of determining the Church School 
which reached the highest per cent beyond its 
Goal, and thereby entitled to be designated "The 
Banner School cf th3 Diocese," after a careful ex- 
amination of the reports furnished the Committee 
by the Executive Secretary, the Committee finds 
the following : 

1. That the following Church Schools have ex- 
ceeded their Goals : 

Good Shepherd Wilmington .. _165i/2% 

St. James' Wilmington ._._ 1301/2% 

St. Cyprian's New Bern 1251/2% 

St. John's and Mission -Wilmington 104 % 

St. Paul's Greenville 1021/^% 

Delgado Mission Wilmington .100% plus 

2. The names of the Church Schools which 
have reached their goals, are as follows : 

St. Luke's Winterville 100% 

St. Paul's Edenton 100% 

3. The Church School giving the highest per 
cent beyond its Goal being: Good Shepherd, Wil- 
mington, and this School is entitled to be desig- 
nated: "The Banner School of the Diocese." 

All of which is respectfully submitted : 

J. Marion James, 
May 18th, 1932. For the Committee. 


We are feeling much encouraged about our 
Octagon Soap Campaign at Thompson Orphan- 
age. The number received to date is 46,618. We 
are nearing the first third of our total number. 
Several friends in the Diocese of Western North 
Carolina have joined us in the effort, and every 
day's mail brings in some coupons. Sometimes 
only a half dozen in an envelope, but it is remark- 
able hov/ they swell the total. We appreciate 
greatly the spirit in which these many coupons 
have been sent us. 

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At a meeting of the Executive Council of the 
Diocese, held in St. James' Parish House, Wil- 
mington, N. C, May 25, 1932, a budget was 
adopted for the new fiscal year, running from 
May 1, 1932, to April 30, 1933, amounting to 
§45,705.00. It was stated by Mr. John R. Tolar, 
Chairman of the Department of Finance, that the 
budget was based on the results of the first four 
months of the fiscal year, ended April 30, 1932, 
and that the Department had prepared the esti- 
mated receipts on two bases. The more conserva- 
tive of these indicated that there would be re- 
ceived from the parishes and missions on appor- 
tionments $34,830.00; from the General Church 
$5,130.00 and from interest and rents $5,745.00 ; 
or a total expected income of $45,705.00. The De- 
partment of Finance was authorized to revise the 
budget quarterly if necessary in case the income 
from all sources should shrink to such an extent 
as to render such revision advisable. 

Mrs. H. J. MacMillan and Mrs. Victor Shel- 
burne having resigned as members of the Execu- 
tive Council, Mrs. Fred L. Outland and Mrs. W. S. 
Carawan were elected to fill out their unexpired 

Mr. John R. Tolar offered the following resolu- 
tion, which was adopted : 

"Resolved, That the representation of the 
women on the Executive Council shall consist of 
the President and two Vice-Presidents of the 
Woman's Auxiliary and that their terms of office 
shall run concurrently." 

It was decided to have a Retreat for the clergy 
of the Diocese in October in preparation for an 
Every Member Visitation and to have a meeting 
of the laymen with some of the clergy at Camp 
Leach on Sunday, June 19th. 

On motion it was decided that no aided parish 
or mission is eligible for a diocesan appropriation 
unless the accepted plans for the Every Member 
Canvass are carried out. 

The Treasurer of the Diocese was directed to 
add to our printed statements that the budget for 
this year does not provide for filling vacant places 
and to urge the people of the Diocese to be as gen- 
erous as possible in helping each parish and mis- 
sion to reach its goal for this year. 

Miss Cornelia Van B. Harris was given a leave 
of absence during the fall for some special work 
at New York University. 


The papers which were sent in on both the 
Junior and Senior Test were so many and so 
splendid that the judges have had a very difficult 
time, indeed, selecting the three best papers out 
of each group! We wish that we could award 
a full scholarship to Camp to each one taking part 
in this contest, but, of course, that is impossible. 
However, because the papers were so unusually 
good, it has been decided to award two scholar- 
ships to each group, a full scholarship to the 
winner of first place in each group, and a half 
scholarship to each of those winning second and 
third places. The awards have been made as 
follows : 

Winners of Senior Test 

First— Mary S. Capehart, St. Peter's, Washing- 
ton (full scholarship). 

Second— John S. Armfield, St. John's, Fayetteville 
(half scholarship). 

Third— Billie Watts, Advent, Williamston (half 

Winners of Junior Test 

First— Catherine Thompson, St. Gabriel's, Faison 

(full scholarship). 
Second — Frances Sutherland, St. Paul's, Wil- 
mington (half scholarship). 
Third— Dorothy Reed Miller, St. Paul's, Wilming- 
ton (half scholarship). 
We congratulate the winners upon the excel- 
lency of their work, and wish for each one a happy 
two weeks at Camp Leach this summer. 

Many other very fine papers were submitted on 
both tests as follows, the names being arranged 
alphabetically rather than according to close 
grading, except by group divisions of A and B 
grade papers: 

June, 1932 

Senior Test Papers 

A Grade 
Paul Alligood Mary Shelburne 

Edna E. Benson Anne Williams Tillinghast 

Virginia Huband Isabel Glover Tillinghast 

Elizabeth Kermon Ruth V. Zellers 

B Grade 
Cecil Alligood Virginia Lee 

Jean Boatwright Stacy Maxwell, Jr. 

Alice Boatwright Janie E. Poovey 

Lillian Carey Martha Richardson 

Helen Hodges Carrow Catherine G. Rucker 
Billy Daniels Tommie Rucker 

Charles Dixon Mary Rehm 

Ida Dunn Virginia Stokes 

Harold Gibson J. T. Sutton 

Nathan Hardy Horace Whitfield 

Kenneth Harley Eliza Whitfield 

Tom James Dal Wooten 

William Jordan Leila J. Wooten 

Junior Test Papers 
A Grade 
Billy Campbell Mary E. Rhodes 

Florence Davis Helen Savage 

Hazel Jordan Jean D. Watts 

Charlotte Meir Mary Palmer Wilson 

Clayton Moore Helen Zellers 

B Gr'ade 
Herman H. Barwick Belle Ray Tillinghast 
John Bonner Jack Tillinghast 

Lois Cowell Elbert G. Weston, Jr. 

Mary D. Home Muter Blount Weston 

Elizabeth A. Jewell Mamie Ruth Whitfield 

Clarence Myers Norman Woodcock 

Parishes Best Represented 

Sr. Jr. Total 
St. Peter's Church, Washington 19 4 23 
St. John's Church, Fayetteville ._ 13 2 15 
St. Paul's Church, Wilmington _.... 8 6 14 

Good Shepherd, Wilmington 5 9 14 

St. James' Church, Wilmington 14 14 

St. Mary's Church, Kinston 14 14 

Holy Innocents', Seven Springs 4 5 9 


Upon invitation of the Rector, Rev. I deL. Bray- 
shaw, and Vestry, the Annual Convention will 
meet in Christ Church, New Bern in May 1933. 
The Diocese was formed in that Parish in 1883 
and next year will be the fiftieth Anniversary. 
The Bishop has appointed a Committee to make 
plans for the proper observance of this event, as 
follows : Rev. I. deL. Brayshaw, Rev. B. F. Huske, 
D. D., Rev. R. I. Johnson, Rev. W. R. Noe, Mrs. 
A. M. Waddell, Mrs. R. N. Duffy, Judge Francis 
D. Winston, Mr. E. K. Bishop and Mr. George 
C. Royall. 

Early reports on the Whitsunday offering are 
encouraging. There is every indication that con- 
siderably more than $400,000 has been given by 
the people of the Church in response to the de- 
ficiency appeal. Whether the entire sum will 
reach the treasurer of the National Council re- 
mains to be seen. Dioceses too have deficiencies 
and there is a tendency in some dioceses to take 
care of their own budgets first and then send any- 
thing that may be left to the National Council. 
However it can be said definitely that the Council 
has received $100,000 in cash; another $100,000 
in pledges that are so good that they could be at 
once discounted at the bank if immediate funds 
were necessary; while encouraging informal re- 
ports are being received from most dioceses who 
have not yet stated definitely how much they will 
give. The diocese of Massachusetts has given the 
largest sum, its g' Jt to the Council for this emer- 
gency fund being well over $50,000. — From The 
Witness for June 2, 1932. 




Aurora, Holy Cross $ 2.50 

Bonnerton, St. John's 2.20 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen's 2.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 5.00 

Wilmington, St. James' 275.00 

Wilmington, St. John's 94.75 

Rev. Stephen Gardner (Personal) 5.00 


School closed at the Thompson Orphanage June 
3rd, with practically all of our children bringing 
home splendid reports. Everyone of our pupils 
who are to enter Piedmont Junior High School 
next fall are honor pupils. Out of more than 80 
pupils only seven will have to go to the summer 
school sessions. There will be 14 or 15 of our 
children in Central High School next year, the 
largest number we have ever had there. 


St. Mary's branch of the Y. P. S. L. at the 
Thompson Orphanage has planned to continue its 
meetings through the summer and is trying to 
raise its pledge for the Bishop's Fund. Programs, 
both religious and recreational have been mapped 
out, and in spite of many absentees on vacation, 
it is hoped that they can be put over. 


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Chapter Six 

Betty and Scarlet Bunny had certainly had a 
busy day. When Scarlet Bunny had gone home, 
and mother said : 

"It's bed time now, dear." Betty for once did 
not say a word against it, but went immediately. 
She was tired and sleepy. 

It seemed only a few minutes, however, after 
mother had turned off the light, that suddenly 
Betty saw her room filling with the soft light of 
rainbow colors. 

Betty forgot she was sleepy and opened her 
eyes wide. 

Her room was not only bright with the soft 
colored light, but now she could hear music, music 
that sounded far, far away, music that was as 
soft and sweet as the sound of a Fairy violin. 

Then the music hushed, and there appeared in 
the room the radiant, lovely Fairy Queen herself. 
Betty was certain it was she for she wore the 
same beautiful clothes as on the night Betty had 
seen her in the woods. Also, her kind smile was 
the same; and she was holding in her hand the 
shining wand. 

Betty did not feel tired at all now, nor was she 
afraid one bit; instead she felt very, very happy. 
In fact, she wanted to speak to the Fairy ; but she 
felt she ought to wait until the Queen spoke to 
her first. 

Soon this happened. The Queen smiled at her 
and said in her gentle bell-like voice : 

"Betty, dear, because you have been kind, un- 
selfish and helpful to the needy, the Fairies want 
to fulfil their promise. Tonight we are going 
to do something nice for you, as we promised in 
our letter." 

"But Scarlet Bunny helped me!" quickly inter- 
rupted Betty, wishing to herself that he was there 
then to see and to hear what the Fairy Queen was 

"Yes, I know he did," said the Fairy Queen 
smiling more sweetly than ever. "And we are 
not forgetting Scarlet Bunny either. But listen 
now to what I have to tell you." 

Breathlessly Betty listened without another 

"Tomorrow," continued the Fairy, "You and 
Scarlet Bunny may each make one wish, and the 
Fairies will immediately make come true what- 
ever one thing you each wish for." 

"Betty was so overjoyed she could not say a 
word. Nor would it have done any good for her 

to have spoken for when the Fairy Queen finished 
speaking, she vanished, and the soft colored 
lights faded away ; and Betty herself went happily 
sound to sleep. 

Now when Betty awoke next morning she was 
most bewildered. She remembered everything 
that had happened. But, to save her life, she 
could not tell whether it had all been a dream or 
was really true. 

If it was only a dream she knew she was going 
to be most disappointed. If it was true she kept 
asking herself what should she wish for? And 
as she asked herself these questions, she thought 
of many lovely things she might ask for. But 
she decided she would not use her wish yet for 
any one of these, for later she might wish she had 
asked for something else ! And another thing she 
would like to talk it over with Scarlet Bunny be- 
fore making the wish anyway. 

"I wish Scarlet Bunny was here right this 

Immediately there stood Scarlet Bunny ! around 
his neck was tied his bib. He was holding the 
spoon with which he had just started to eat his 
breakfast. And on his face was a look of 

"Oh look what you have made me do!" blurted 
out Betty angrily. 

"You've made me ruin my wish!" she went on 
excitedly. "The Fairy Queen said last night that 
you and I might each have one wish come true 
today. And now you have made me spoil my wish 
on you, I think you are horrid !" 

"It's not my fault, either !" snapped back Scar- 
let Bunny, "I didn't know a thing about all of 
this. And look what you have done. You have 
spoiled my breakfast! I wish I was back home 


Immediately Scarlet Bunny was gone. 

"Oh! Oh!" cried Betty in a voice of surprise 
and pain. 

Then to her mother, who came into the room 
just at that moment, she exclaimed: 

"Oh, mother, I am so ashamed! I have been 
so selfish!" and she poured out the whole story. 
As she finished she said: 

"Just think, mother, for the sake of that silly 
wish which I didn't even know what to do with, 
I quarreled with dear Scarlet Bunny!" And as 
she said this she burst into tears. 

"There, there," said mother, soothingly. "May- 
be it has all worked out for the best after all. 
There are many grown people who have never 
learned that friendship and thoughtfulness for 

June, 1932 


other people's feelings are much more precious 
than all the things anyone might wish for. But 
you have learned it; and I suspect that Scarlet 
Bunny, too, feels about it now just as you do." 

"If by the time you've had breakfast, Scarlet 
Bunny has not come back to see you," continued 
mother, then you may go over to his house and 
tell him how sorry you are." 

However, just as mother had said, before Betty 
was through her breakfast there came the sound 
of Scarlet Bunny's hippity-hop, hippity-hop up on 
the porch. 

And mother thought that Scarlet Bunny looked 
so much redder than usual that he really must be 
blushing with embarrassment. 

However, she did not say a word about this. 
She just left the two of them together ; and went 
to answer the telephone, which rang just at that 
moment. Someone at the 'phone wanted to speak 
to Betty. 

Quickly mother went to tell her. And she could 
not help smiling as she entered the room and saw 
Betty and Scarlet Bunny as happy as ever to- 
gether again. 

When Betty answered the 'phone, she heard a 
sweet bell-like voice which asked : "Is this Betty?" 

"Yes," answered Betty. 

"Well, Betty," said the voice, "I want to tell 
you that the Fairies are prouder than ever of both 
you and Scarlet Bunny. For the greatest rule of 
Fairy helpfulness is kindness and fairness to our 
homefolks and our playmates. And I want to 
tell you, that you both will hear again real soon 
from the Fairies." 

The voice stopped speaking, and Betty hanging 
up her receiver, ran to tell mother and Scarlet 
Bunny what she had heard. 

("The Gift of the Fairies," the final chapter 
will be published in the Mission Herald for 


Director — Miss Cornelia Van B. Harris 
Chaplain — Captain Fred Turner. 
Instructors and Courses — 

Miss Sally Deane — "The Kingdom Without 

Mr. Jean P. Booth— "Living at Our Best." 
Rev. W. H. R. Jackson — "Jesus Who Lived 

Among Men." 
Miss Anne Barnwell — "The Geography of 

Bible Lands." 

Directors of Special Activities — 

Athletics — Miss Mary London Noe, St. 
Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

Swimming — Miss Mary Baker Jenkins, Cath- 
edral School, Havana, Cuba. 

Dramatics — Miss Jane Lynch, St. James' 
Church, Wilmington. 

Handcraft — Miss Louise Oates, St. John's 
Church, Fayetteville. 

Story-hour — Miss Ann Thomas Archball, 
St. Peter's Church, Washington. 

Group Counselors — 

Miss Helen Badham, St. Paul's Church, 

Miss Jean Boatwright, St. James' Church, 

Miss Mary B. Mcllhenny, St. Peter's Church, 

Miss Isabel Tillinghast, St. John's Church, 

Mrs. J. P. Booth, St. Mary's Church, Kinstnn; 
Miss Sally Deane of Richmond, Virgii a, who 
will teach the course on Missions called, "The 
Kingdom Without Frontiers," is a member of St. 
Paul's Church of that city, and also a member of 
the National Executive Council of the Woman's 
Auxiliary. We are exceedingly fortunate in se- 
curing Miss Deane to teach this course at our 
Camp, as she is an authority on the subject, and 
has had a great deal of experience in teaching 
similar courses at other Camps and Conferences. 
We hope that many of our young people will take 
advantage of this opportunity to become more 
familiar with the whole field of our Church's 
work under the leadership of one whose knowl- 
edge of it and interest in it is so vital. 

Mr. Jean P. Booth of Kinston, who will teach 
the Character Building course called, "Living At 
Our Best," is the Principal of the Kinston High 
School, and is keenly interested in the course he 
has been asked to teach. 

Rev. W. H. R. Jackson of Aurora, who will teach 
the Bible class on the life of Christ, is one of the 
younger clergymen of the Diocese, having gradu- 
ated from Sewanee only a year ago. We feel sure 
that his course will be an unusually fine one. 

Miss Anne Barnwell of Wilmington, who will 
teach the course on "The Geography of Bible 
Lands," is a member of St. Paul's Church, and 
the daughter of a former clergyman. Those who 
know Miss Barnwell tell us that we are fortunate 
in having her on our Camp Staff. 

Registrations for this Camp are still being re- 
ceived from girls 12, 13 and 14 years of age. If 
your daughter has not already registered, be sure 
and send her registration in as soon as possible. 


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CTKe wA\r>akeninq of SI. Q'itnolhij's League 

By Rev. W. A. Lillycrop 


The Last Camp Fire 

It was the last night of Camp. The next morn- 
ing was to bring the close of Camp with the 
Bishop's Service at which many visitors would 
be present. 

But on this night the last Camp fire was to be 
held by the campers and the Staff alone. 

There had been the merriment and fun of the 
Banquet earlier in the evening. But after the 
guests had departed the word had gone around 
that soon there would come the rite of the last 
fire. And so Dick Saunders and every other group 
leader had gathered their group together at their 
own barracks to await the signal to come in a 
group to the fire. 

Dick swallowed hard. He shared with the 
others the feeling that one of the great moments 
of his life was at hand. 

Presently, in the distance the fire was lighted. 
In its circle of light two figures were standing, 
these Dick knew to be the Bishop and the Di- 
rector. Every Camper grew very quiet watching. 
Soon the signal came, the slow notes of the bugle 
sounding, "Assembly." 

At this, the first group of girls from the far 
side of the Camp started singing, "Jesus Calls Us 
O'er the Tumult," and at the same time, in single 
file, they marched to a place in the circle of the 
fire, continuing to sing their hymn until every 
member of their group was in their place. 

When Group One of the girls stopped singing, 
from another direction. Group Two of the girls 
started singing their hymn, "Far Above Earth's 
Tumult the Call of Christ We Hear," and they 
too marched singing into a place in the circle 
forming around the fire. 

Dick's Group was last and, as he saw group 
after group go singing out of the darkness into 
the light of the last fire, he knew he had never 
seen anything so splendid. 

When finally their turn came, his Group sang 
the chorus, "Follow the Gleam," until they too 
had reached their place and completed the circle 
about the fire. 

Upon the completion of the circle, the Director 
had everyone to sit down. Then, in a quiet voice 
filled with deep feeling, he told the large circle 
what a privilege it had been to direct their Camp : 

"Never has any Camp Director had a more 
splendid Group. I want to thank each of you for 

your co-operation, your genuine response, to every 
activity, and your splendid Camp Spirit in every 
situation — " 

In his place in the circle Dick felt a glow of 
pride to belong to this Group. More, there was 
a vague yearning that this might be also true of 
his League back home. 

The voice of the Director went on : 

"The old woodsmen used to say that in a wood 
fire there glows all the colors of the different 
lights that have shone upon the wood while it 
stood as a tree in the forest. The first blush of 
early morning is shown by the violet and pink in 
the fire, the dignity of the morning hours is shov^^n 
by the blue in the fire, while the shining flame of 
the fire represents the light of the noonday sun — 
tonight as we see the different colors of our fire, 
let us think of each color as representing one of 
our Camp activities : 

The pink and violet reminding us of the early 
dip and the starting of the day with the morning 
watch ; again, the blue can remind us of the classes 
and instruction, and the silver can remind us of 
the afternoons filled with sports and swimming, 
while the shining flame can remind us of the 
Vespers when our own Bishop has given to us 
shining truths from God. 

Further, as we see the colors, and our thoughts 
travel back over this Camp, anyone who feels 
that they want to, may stand up and say what 
this Camp has meant to them personally." 

The voice of the Director stopped. There was 
silence for a moment. Then the Bishop arose : 

"I want to say that for this Camp and for this 
group of young people I thank God and take cour- 
age. As the chief shepherd of this Diocese, I 
know that you will never fail to lift high the 
cause of our Saviour — " 

Again Dick felt a call to the highest and the 
finest. If only every member of their League 
could know how much it all could mean ! 

But another voice was speaking. A boy near 
Dick had stood up and was telling falteringly but 
manfully what Camp had meant to him : 

"When I came to Camp I didn't know what it 
was all about. Somebody offered to pay my way 
and I was just coming to have a good time. But 
when I landed here the Bishop met me and as he 
shook hands with me he looked at me in that won- 
derful way he has and said, "Put a Lot Into It!" 

"I didn't know what he was talking about. I 
squeezed his hand. He looked at me again with 
his eyes filled with pity and an expression that 

June, 1932 


seemed to see right down into my soul. He said, 
"I mean the Camp." 

And since then through all this Camp that is 
what I have been trying to do. I've had a won- 
derful time. And God helping me I mean to put 
a lot into my Church life hereafter." 

The boy had hardly taken his seat when a 
girl arose. She stood a moment then blurted out : 

"I can't say what's in my heart but this Camp 
has meant more than I ever dreamed anything 
could mean." 

With this she was through and sat down. But 
the Campers understood. To them all those who 
spoke and those who could not the Camp had 
meant a deep experience. 

Next the Director announced that each Group 
Leader was to pray a prayer prepared by their 
Group ; and then to place it in the last Camp fire 
as their blessing upon future Camps. 

All knelt and each Group Leader offered his or 
her prayer and then dropped the paper on which 
it was written into the fire. 

When Dick's turn came to offer the prayer of 
his Group, he knelt and in a voice none too steady 
prayed : 

"Dear Father we thank Thee that our Church 
is interested in young people and has given to us 
such a wonderful experience as this Camp has 
been to us all. Grant that we in turn may ever 
be loyal to our Church and our Saviour, Jesus 
Christ. Amen." 

(To be continued.. 



On Wednesday evening, April 13th, Bishop 
Darst visited St. Paul's Church in Greenville for 
the purpose of administering the rite of Confirma- 
tion. Included in the Confirmation Class presented 
by the rector, the Rev. W. A. Lillycrop, were four 
girls from our student group. They were Roslyn 
Satterwhite, Henderson, N. C. ; Elizabeth Green- 
leaf, Elizabeth City, N. C; Adele Loftin, Wil- 
mington, N. C, and Mary W. Southerland, Hen- 
derson, N. C. 

Before the service Mr. and Mrs. Lillycrop and 
Mrs. Howard entertained the Bishop and the stu- 
dent candidates at supper in Friendly Hall. 

In spite of the many cuts and reduced salaries 
all along the line the necessary expenses of the 
Thompson Orphanage go on inexorably. Our 
friends will not forget us we are confident during 
the "lean months" of the summer. We are very 
grateful for all the aid given as we know well it 
often entails real sacrifice to the givers. 

(Continued from Page 2) 
brought about mostly by inordinate greed on the 
part of the American people, and every class was 
partly to blame. Labor wanted constantly in- 
creasing wages, capital demanded larger and 
larger returns, investors sought ever larger ap- 
preciation. To pay the higher wages, the larger 
returns and the greater appreciation, production 
was speeded up not only by man-power but by 
machine power to the point where consumption 
was totally unequal to the supply, prices of se- 
curities were inflated far beyond any possibility 
of reasonable return. The smash was inevitable, 
inflation of production and value could not con- 
tinue. Everyone was using property for his own 
advantage, with no thought for the obligations its 
possession entailed. 

Whether or not the nation has learned its lesson 
remains to be seen and only time will tell. His- 
tory would seem to indicate that the lesson will 
be learned, that industry will take steps to prevent 
recurrence of any such depression of plenty as 
has occurred. Ceitainly agriculture has learned 
its lesson, and probably will not forget it. The 
farmer today is in a far better situation than is 
the city laborer, for the farmer abandoned the 
one crop method last year and raised food for him- 
self and his stock. If, as was the case, commodity 
prices were low, the farmer and his family at least 
have enough to eat. Former depressions brought 
the Federal Reserve system, which prevented a 
money panic both in 1921 and in 1930, the panic 
of 1929-30 may teach the nation the economic use 
of property, certainly there are abundant indica- 
tions that business and our wealthy class have 
taken the lesson to heart. 

Even if the lesson has really been learned the 
existing conditions have caused the unemployment 
of millions of people. The demoralization going 
on in the homes of the unemployed is beyond 
remedy. In 1930 one million less quarts of milk 
was sold in New York than the year before. Our 
jails, penitentiaries, and insane asylums are full 
and running over and suicides are becoming more 
numerous daily. Unemployment is one of the 
most tragic aspects of this civilization, for when 
the source of earning power is touched it effects 
one's whole life. To what extent this will effect 
the next generation cannot be foretold. As Chris- 
tians we have a grave responsibility of holding a 
mirror up to the world today. And in words of a 
Lambeth pronouncement, "We must be ready for 
study, for work, for sacrifice, in order that in our 
industrial system, and our economic structure, as 
well as in our homes and Churches, His Kingdom 
come, and His will may be done." 


The Mission Herald 


The Daily Vacation Church School has a place 
for boys and girls of every age and grade at 
school, and is rapidly taking its place as an in- 
tegral part of the program of religious education 
in the local parish. It is becoming more and more 
the custom for Churches to regard the Daily Vaca- 
tion School as a most important means of solving 
the problem of "more time for religious educa- 
tion." Each year sees additional Churches pro- 
moting these schools, and in many communities 
Churches are cooperating to maintain them. How 
many parishes in the Diocese of East Carolina are 
planning to conduct a Daily Vacation Church 
School this summer? If you are planning to do so, 
but are in doubt as to how to get the best results, 
how to organize such a school and what courses to 
give, etc., the following suggestive material will 
be of great help to you. You may secure this ma- 
terial by writing to The Bookstore, 281 Fourth 
Avenue, New York, N. Y. 

Educational Bulletin 602, The Vacation Church 
School (International Council of Religious Educa- 
tion). A 55-page bulletin giving practical sug- 
gestions on organization and administration. 

Service Bulletin 803, Curriculum Materials for 
Vacation Church Schools (The International 
Council of Religious Education). An annotated 
list of all available vacation-school courses. 

Planning for a Vacation Church School (De- 
partment of Religious Education, National Coun- 
cil). Mimeographed and free. How to get 
started ; making the curriculum plan. 


Many of our readers are familiar with the Life 
Abundant Movement, a movement being carried 
on by the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Bell. They have 
conducted a number of missions in this state, and 
in the South, during the past two years. Their 
many friends will be interested to know that they 
have established a center for the movement in 
the town of Franklin, N. C, a small town nestling 
in the heart of the mountains, 75 miles west of 
Asheville. It is one of the loveliest sections of 
the state, with unrivaled scenery and wonderful 
climate, and good roads lead in every direction. 
Rogers Hall, a well-equipped summer hotel, to- 
gether with the residence of Mrs. W. H. Sellers, 
have been secured as headquarters. In these 
homes and surroundings, the guests will find rest, 
comfort, recreation, and the best of foods, at very 
moderate prices. They will be given natural 

foods, scientifically prepared, and taught how to 
avoid disease, and live the Life Abundant. A staff 
of teachers and workers will be on hand, and a 
graduate nurse will be in residence. Golfing, boat- 
ing, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, and swim- 
ming will be available to guests. 

Already there is a rest home provided for those 
who wish to avail themselves of thoroughly recov- 
ering from illness of body and mind. The Rev. 
and Mrs. Bell are in residence, also the trained 
nurse, and persons desiring to enter the home 
may do so at any time. 

Beginning in June, an Abundant Life School 
will be run by the Rev. and Mrs. Bell, teaching 
the following subjects: Psychology, physiology, 
right living, food values, the art of meditation, 
etc. The dates are: June 6-20, July 5-26, Aug. 
1-20. Guests may come at any time and stay as 
long as desired. For further informaton write 
to the Rev. Robert Bell, Franklin, N. C. 

The Sunday and Tuesday services in the Parish 
Church will be a vital part of the work. 


Warsaw, Poland. 
Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D.D., 
510 Orange Street, 
Wilmington, N. C, 


Beloved FATHER in the Lord ; 

Much of time have gon away, since we saw 
each other. But the remembrance of YOU still 
are so fresh in my mind, especially your sermons, 
your smiling face, your friendly attitude to all 
and your fatherly care of a feregner as boy called 
"SEBA". Thank you for all.— 

Sad news: not long ago, here at Episcopal 
Church in Warsaw, Rev. Landsman, Pastor died, 
that is was called to the Lord. He was a brilliant 
man, a great schollar, a wonderful Christian. 
The church is experiencing sadness after him, 
for there now no other man like he was. He was 
a Jew by nationality and brought a many Jews 
to Christ in Warsaw. Now, they feel though 
they are an orfens. May God comfort them in 
their great grief. — 

I am working here in Warsaw as missionary 
worker, for very small sollary, namelly for about 
$36, a month. To live in Warsaw, it is necessary 
to buy everything even water; because I have 
nothing of my own. It is good when I get $3-7- 
10, during two or three month from my Christian 
Episcopal friends from America; with whom I 
came in contact while being at Kanuga Lake. 
May God reward them. When I am speaking here 

June, 1932 


to some Episcopal friends in Warsaw, often I 
speak of YOU, of dear bishop Finlay from Colum- 
bia and of others. I will never forget you, never. 
Shall I have yet such a wonderful time in my life, 
as I used to have it at the Lake of Kanuga? I 
don't know. 

Working for the Lord, I need to have a type- 
writer, in order to keep in mind my English lan- 
guage, as I often am translating some articles 
from English to Polish, Ukrainian and Russian. 
The machine is very needed. I found one very 
handsome which will be sold by a speciall price 
/because he is my friend/ for $35. The machine 
is called "Varityper" ; it possible to write with 
her ini : Polish, English, Russian, Ukrainian and 
German languages. Can you imagine a such ma- 
chine to have for only $35 ? A wonderful occasion 
I have, but . . . what shall I do a poor boy? Oh, 
Lord, help me to have that machine, which is to 

be used for Thy work and for Thy glory! Dear 
FATHER, please pray, if it is the Lord's will for 
me to have that machine, may He provide the 
means for that purpose. I do believe that I will 
have that Varityper, and when I shal have it, I 
will write the interesting reports to you and the 
news from the Field. I am sure, you will be in- 

How is Rev. bishop Finlay geting along? He 
is fine man. I remember him too. If there all 
would be like YOUrself and bishop Finlay, all the 
world would become Christians. 

My hearty greetings to YOU, to YOUR FAM- 
ILY and to all YOUR friends. May God bless 
you abuntantly and use you for His glory and 

Yours as ever faithful in Him : 

Seba Mark Brichuck. 
Polish, S. M. Bryczuk. 

Statement of the Amounts Paid on the Goals of the Parishes and Missions for Diocesan and 

General Church Work for the Fiscal Year, May 1 , 1932, to April 30, 1933. 

Location Parish or Mission Apportionment Pa d to June 15 

Atkinson, St. Thomas' $ 90.00 $ 

Aurora, Holy Cross 375.00 

Ayden, St. James' 375.00 17.00 

Bath, St. Thomas' 75.00 .91 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 600,00 

Belhaven, St. James' 300.00 32.54 

Bonnerton, St. John's 105.00 5.40 

Chocowinity, Trinity 120.00 

Clinton, St. Paul's .. 300.00 

Columbia, St. Andrew's 330.00 15.00 

Creswell, St. David's 525.00 

Edenton, St. Paul's 2,250.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 1,650.00 160.00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 375.00 

Fayetteville, St. John's 2,250.00 

Fayetteville, St. Joseph's 210.00 

Gatesville, St. Mary's 225.00 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen's 1,050.00 29.55 

Greenville, St. Paul's 1,200.00 

Grifton, St. John's 180.00 

Hamilton, St. Martin's 90.00 1.00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity — 600.00 31.00 

Hope Mills, Christ Church___ 120.00 

Jessama, Zion 120.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 1,200.00 5.00 

Lake Landing, St. George's— 135.00 

New Bern, Christ Church-__ 1,725.00 251.40 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's.— 420.00 

Plymouth, Grace Church 375.00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's- 75.00 

Roper, St. Luke's 270.00 

Seven Springs, Holy Innocent 240.00 

Southport, St. Phi4ip's 270.00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul's 60.00 2.15 

Washington, St. Peter's 2,250.00 13469 

Williamston, Advent 300.00 

Wilmington, Good Shephtrd 300.00 155.63 

Wilmington, St. James" 10,950.00 1,372.82 

Wilmington, St. lohn's 2,475.00 437.58 

Wilmington, St. Mark's 210.00 

Wilmington, St. Paul's 1,680.00 

Windsor, St. Thomas' 375.00 

Winton, St. John's 120.00 

Woodville, Grace Church 375.00 375.00 


Ahoskie, St. Thomas' 90.00 

Belhaven, St. Mary's 105.00 

Location Parish or Mission Apportionment Paid to June 1 F 

Burgaw, St. Mary'g-l $ 105.00 '$v 

Edenton, St John-Evangeli3t_ "150.'00 " " '"': 

Elizabeth City, St. Philip's- 30.00 3.70 

Fairfitld, Ail tiaints' 30.00 

Faison, St. Gabriel's 60.00 

Goldsboro, St. Andrew's 105.00 

Kinston, St. Augustine's 75.00 4.63 

Lumberton, Trinity = 120.00 10 00 

Maxton, St. Maitnew's 30.00 

Morehead City, St. Andrew's- 120.00 

North Wtst, All Souls' 45.00 

Oriental, St. Thomas' 30.00 

Pikeville, St. George's 60.00 

Roxobel, St. Mark's 120.00 9.25 

Sladesville, St. John's 30.00 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas' 210.00 

Sunbury, St. Peter's 75.00 

Swan Quarter, Ci'vary 45.00 

Trenton, Grace Church 12000 

WiTPaw, Calvary 30.00 

Washington, St. Paul's 120.00 

Whiteville, Grace Church 105.00 

Winterville, St. Luke's 195.00 25.00 

Wrightsville, St. Andrew's— 120.00 

Yeatesville, St. Matthew's 120.00 


Aurora, St. Jude's 60.00 

Avoca, Holy Innocents' 75.00 3.75 

Beaufort, St. Clement's 45.00 

Camden, St. Joseph's 15.00 

Greenville, St. Andrew's 60.00 

Haddock's Cross Roads, 

St. Stephen's 30.00 ........ 

Jasper, St. Thomas' -._ 60.00 

Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas* 60.00 

Pollocksville, Mission 45.00 

Robersonville, Mission 30.00 

Roper, St. Ann's 30.00 

Williamston, St. Ignatius'- _ 30.00 

Wilmington," Brooklyn" Mis. 15.00 7.50 

Wilmington,Delgado Mission 15.00 .78 

Wrightsville, St. Augustine's 15.00 7.50 


Campbellton, St. Philip's ... 60.00 ........ 

Kinston, Christ Church 60.00 5.00 

Tolar-Hart, Good Shepherd. 60.00 

Total $ 40,500.00— $ 3,10387 


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The Mission Herald 


LEGE, Raleigh, North Carolina, is one of the oldest 
schools of the Episcopal Church in the United States. It 
is for girls and young women. Founded in 1842 Saint 
Mary's has been from the first intimately bound up with 
the life of the South. The family of Jefferson Davis, some 
of them, found shelter within its walls for a time during 
the Civil War. One of the daughters of Robert E. Lee and 
a daughter of Woodrow Wilson were students here; and 
almost ten thousand other girls besides. 

Saint Mary's Campus, one mile west of the State Cap- 
itol, occupies a site of twenty acres crowned with native 
oaks and other fine trees. There is plenty of air, sunshine, 
lawn, flowers, squirrels and birds. 

The fourteen buildings with modern equipment pro- 
vide all needful comforts for wholesome living. We have an 
attractive auditorium seating six hundred, a library of 
five thousand volumes, a beautiful old parlor thirty by six- 
ty feet, a large sunny dining room, a gymnasium the same 
size, with a wonderful new white-tiled swimming pool ad- 
joining the gymnasium. This sunny pool is electrically 
lighted, steam-heated, the water filtered and purified by 
the ultra-violet ray process. Shower-baths and dressing- 
booths are provided. The Chapel, much admired, has re- 
cently had the addition of a splendid three-manual organ. 

Saint Mary's is a junior college, recognized as one of 
the best of its kind in America. Four years of high school 
or preparatory work are followed by two years of ad- 
vanced study, all fully accredited by the Southern Asso- 
ciation. Many of our graduates enter the junior class in 
southern colleges or universities and secure their Bachelor 
of Arts degree in two years. In addition to straight aca- 
demic work we offer special instruction in the Business 
School and in the departments of Art, Home Economics, 
Expression, and Music. There are many girls and parents 
who feel that there is a very distinct advantage here in 
the opportunity to do two years' study after leaving prep- 
aratory school, which is of college character, and yet car- 
ried on under conditions more home-like than those found 
in a four-year college or university. 

The cost of one year's stay and study at Saint Mary's 
is made as low as possible in consideration of the quality 
of both living and instruction. No intelligent person wants 
education that is cheap in every sense. Our charges are 
studiously moderate. Our endowment helps to make them 

so. Applications are now coming in for next September's 
enrollment which is limited to 200 resident students. 

Our faculty represents a large number of the foremost 
educational institutions both North and South, including 
Smith, Wellesley, Goucher, Columbia, John Hopkins, and 
the Universities of North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsyl- 
vania, Toronto and Chicago. Our faculty and students are 
the best asset we have. 

The resident student body naturally come from the 
State of North Carolina in 1he n^ain; yet there are nearly 
one hundred whose homes pre in seventeen states outside 
North Carolina; several from such distant states as Ala- 
bama, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and 

You may be interested regarding our educational poli- 
cy. We have no amazing discoveries to proclaim, no fads 
to promote. We think that a few lines of study carefully 
followed out are better than a tangled mass of frills and 
fancy stuff. We have discovered no effective substitute for 
quiet, persistent, happy industry. Genius is fine if you have 
it; inspiration is fine but inspiration plus work is the com- 
bination that wins. And that spells character. It belongs to 
the finest men and women who in the setting of a strong 
and obedient body possess a mind that can think straight, 
a mind that knows the true values of human life and can 
summon the power of a will self-controlled and on fire to 
accomplish its ends. 

Saint Mary's School is an uncojrtpromisingly Chris- 
tian school. The teaching and worshijf ^re without apology 
those of the Episcopal Church. Yet thfe students of other 
Christian communions will never find their convictions 
treated with anything but courtesy and respect. Saint 
Mary's is a Christian school, I repeat. You will find the 
heart of Saint Mary's in the Chapel and its services. If 
the Chapel ever goes the reason for Saint Mary's will be 
gone. But the Chapel will not go. The cross of Jesus Christ 
stands on the Chapel Altar; the cross of Christ high upon 
the main building speaks with silent eloquence in the sun- 
shine by day and the moonlight by night that Saint Mary's 
School from generation to generation is a witness to Jesus 
Christ. The daughters of Saint Mary's School are the 
daughters of the cross. We believe that the things which 
are seen are temporal but the things which are not seen 
are eternal. i 

Our conviction is that society today stands patheti- 
cally and tragically in need of this view of life. Disil- 
lusionment and pessimism are doing their fearful work td 
poison the fountains of joy. Men are home-sick for God 
and do not know it. Is there anything more central in the 
situation than the education of our girls? If you educate 
a boy you educate an individual; if you educate a girl you 
educate a family. How much higher can any civilization 
rise in character than the character of its women? Edu- 
cation without religion is worse than no education at all. 
Gccd night. 

The Mission Herald 





Miss Catherine Flaugher of Ayden and Miss 
Carolyn Conner of Belhaven, left their respective 
homes June 28 for Ruthmore Home, a Fresh Air 
ReLreit, conducted under the auspices of the City 
Mission Society at Tenafly, New Jersey. They 
will be away six or eight weeks this summer giv- 
ing of their time and service without remunera- 
tion other than board and laundry, to a stream of 
wee, pinch-faced and under-nourished children 
from the slums and tenement houses of near-by 

This society known as the New York Protes- 
tant Episcopal City Mission Society, of which 
Bishop William T. Manning of New York is Pres- 
ident, ministers to seventy-three centers of need, 
such as chaplaincies in hospitals, asylums and 
homes, prisons and reformitories, and convales- 
cent and fresh air centers. It was established in 
1831 and has been in continuous operation since 
that date. 

This is the second summer these girls who are 
graduates of East Carolina Teachers College, and 
have been closely associale:! with Mrs. Jennie 
Howard of the Students Center in Greenville, N. 
C, have offered themselves for work of this na- 

Last summer Miss Flaugher, who is a communi- 
cant of St. James Church, Ayden, N. C, was in 
the mountains of North Carolina, and Miss Con- 
ner, who is a communicant of St. James' Church, 
Belhaven, N. C, was at Tenafly, N. J. 


There is a spirit of friendliness and splendid 
cooperation in St. Paul's Parish, Beaufort, by the 
sea, where the lifegiving salt breezes soothe 
weary souls enabling them after a sojourn here, 
to take up life anew and carry on. Through the 
earnest leadership of the rector, the Rev. Worth 
Wicker, much good is being accomplished and the 
parish is steadily going forward. The services are 
well attended and the music beautifully rendered 
by the choir under the direction of Mrs. Wicker 
and the organist, Mrs. Joseph House. 

The Church School is well organized with a 
splendid attendance each Sunday. During June 
sixty-five children and grown persons have been 
received into the congregation of Christ's flock 
through the ministration of Holy Baptism. 

The interior of the Church has been beautiful- 
ly done over, carpet for the aisles, a gift from Mr. 
Robert W. Cordon of New York. Softly tinted 
walls and new paint add much to the beauty of the 

The Altar and Reredos (round which cluster 
many sweeL and hallowed memories for the writ- 
er) has been raised and a new brass altar desk 
presented by the Rev. John Gibble. 

The Church has also been much improved by 
the addition of new choir stalls. The vestry hope 
soon to paint the exterior of the Church and in 
the fall to put in a heating plant. 

The Parish at an early date will celebrate the 
75th anniversary of the present church building. 

In conclusion pause with me at the entrance of 
this sacred edifice to say a little prayer. 

"Here God is present with His people." And 
pray that all who serve and all who worship Him 
may remain His faithful servants to their lives' 

And may God's blessing be upon you and lead 
you in the ways of righteousness, love and peace." 

J. deS. W. 


Features of the recent meeting of the Convoca- 
tion of Colored Church Workers, held in St. Cy- 
prian's Church, New Bern, with Rev. J. E. Holder, 
Dean, presiding, were the good attendance of dele- 
gates and the keen interest of the sessions. The 
largest crowd on record attended the opening 
meeting on Saturday night. A packed Church 
heard Bishop Darst preach a wonderful sermon 
on Sunday at eleven, when the choir of St. Cy- 
prian's Church rendered special music. At 3 :30 
addresses were delivered by the Rev. W. R. Noe, 
Executive Secretary of the Diocese, and Mr. J. R. 
Tolar, Chairman of the Department of Finance. 
A missionary mass meeting was held at night, 
with addresses by the Rev. Messrs. H. C. Bowden, 
J. W. Herritage, D. D., and J. B. Brown. At the 
close of the day, just before the evening service, a 
young peoples' group, under the direction of Mrs. 
Wm. Mann, presented a pageant entitled, "The 
Sunset Hour" to 300 people gathered in the Parish 
Playground. This was a most impressive presen- 
tation which featured Negro spirituals. Monday, 
the officers were re-elected as follows: Rev. J. E. 
Holder, Dean; Rev. H. J. C. Bowden, Secretary; 
I. H. Smith, Treasurer. Brief conferences were 

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By Rev. Stephen Gardner 

A rose by any other name is not a bit less sweet. 
Twelve years ago Captain George Leach, one of 
the most public spirited men of Washington and 
Beaufort County, was instrumental in establish- 
ing in Beaufort County a Summer Camp for the 
boys and girls of Eastern Carolina. President of 
the Eureka Lumber Company which has large 
holdings in the eastern part of our State, he se- 
lected the most ideal location in the County for 
such a camp. It happened to be a twenty acre 
tract of land on the North Shore of the Pamlico 
River, where the River is Four Miles wide and 
where one can look West for eight miles and see 
the Southern Bank of the River as it makes a wide 
bend toward Washington and East where sky and 
water meet. Tall pines, large oaks and beautiful 
cypress trees, the latter two hanging with Span- 
ish Moss add beauty to the scene as well as af- 
fording plenty of shade from the Summer sun. A 
river bottom of hard sand, sloping gently so that 
the depth of water is about four and one-half feet 
six hundred feet from shore makes the bathing 
beach the safest and best on the river. 
Although a local committee was selected by t>>e 

Rotarians and Kiwanians of Washington, to oi- 
ganize such a camp. Captain Leach, the originator, 
determined that nothing should hinder the prog- 
ress in the immediate establishment of a camp 
which would be the best in all the State. The re- 
sources of the Eureka Lumber Company were at 
its disposal. And were it not for the untimely 
death of Captain Leach, to which the Committee 
lovingly gave his name, Camp Leach years ago 
would have become the Camp for Beaufort Coun- 
ty, which the Church now is attempting to make 
for the boys and girls of the Diocese of East Caro- 
lina. Captain Leach lived long enough to see $7,- 
000.00 worth of buildings erected on the site, suf- 
ficient to take care of fifty campers. Had he lived 
there is no doubt that these buildings Vv^ould have 
been his gift to the Camp. Had he lived, our 
Church would never have had the opportunity of 
getting this most valuable piece of property. 

Since no provision had been made for the pay- 
ments of the bills against the Eureka Lumber 
Company before or after Captain Leach's death, 
the Committee, not with the foresight and gen- 
erosity of the Captain, was at a loss to know 
where to turn to relieve the Camp of its debt. Ef- 
fort after effort was made, many of them success- 
ful to a certain extent. But as one year followed 
another this effort and its success gradually ceased 
until it reached a stopping point. And here is 
where our Diocese stepped in. And it was a most 
fortunate step. 

During all these years the Camp was in demand 
by groups all over Eastern Carolina for all the 
Summer months. Interest in using it never ceased. 
The lack of interest was in the payment of the 
prolonged debt. In order to get this valuable piece 
of property a committee appointed by our Diocese 
paid this prolonged debt on faith, paying an extra 
$1,000.00 to get the property in fee simple. This 
was three years ago while property was still high 
in value. The result of this purchase wa;, twenty 
acres of land mostly cleared, but with plenty of 
majestic trees, two thousand foot shore line, best 
bathing beach on River, wonderful water supply 
from 100 foot well, and $7,000.00 worth of sub- 
stantial buildings, all for the small sum of |1,- 
600.00. In order to protect the property from un- 
desirables, an adjacent piece of property contain- 
ing twenty acres of land, partly cleared and part- 
ly wooded, with $1,000.00 worth of buildngs on it, 
was also purchased by the Diocesan Committee 
for the sum of $1,500.00. This makes the total 
purchase of the forty acre Camp with a wonderful 
beach, a shore line of 4,000 feet, plenty of open 
space and plenty of shade, good water supply, and 
$8,000.00 worth of buildings in good repair for 
the sum of $3,100.00. If our Diocese had waited 
until this year of depreciated values, to purchase 
this same property, the purchase price would have 

July - August, 1932 

been from two to three times what we actually 
paid three years ago. Therefore, we are deeply in- 
debted to Captain Le.ich for his foresight and gen- 
erosity, and we are showing our appreciation by 
retaining the name which rightly belongs to it. 

Each of the three years our Diocese has been 
running the Camp we have made necessary im- 
pro\'ements. These improvements, while not being 
all that are necessary, have helped a great deal in 
properly running the Camp. For instance, the 
first year, the kitchen was enlarged, the dining 
room was constructed, three tents were erected, 
and the out-door Chapel built. Those were primi- 
tive days and v/e had to go slowly. But that first 
summer proved the value of the Camp and also 
the permanency of the Camp. 

Since the Camp was located within commuting 
distance of my Parish, the Diocesan Board of Re- 
ligious Education, by whom the Summer Camps 
are directed, asked me to act as Business Manager 
of the Camps. So the second year, I had the privi- 
lege of superintending the construction work. 
That year we built a new pier four hundred feet 
long, partly from Camp funds, and partly, and for 
the most part, through the generosity of Kim 
Saunders, a lumberman of Washington ; a small 
frame shell of a building was remodeled into the 
Bishop's Cottage ; a barn was moved to the River 
front and transformed into a Barracks which can 
take care of forty boys; the farm house was re- 
modeled to take care cf other boys and members 
of the staff; the dining room was improved; and 
the business managers cottage was erected. And 
so we come to this, our third year. 

With the permanency of the Camp established, 
with its worth-whileness acknowledged by all 
those who come in contact with it, we have done 
what we consider most necessary. We erected a 
house in which the women members of the staff 
will live. The women of the Auxiliary of the Dio- 
cese are sponsors of this building. We have erected 
an Infirmary so as to be prepared for any sickness 
should it occur in the Camps. A registered nurse 
is in Camp all the time to look after the health 
of the Campers. We built a new 600 foot pier 
through the generosity of Kim Saunders, last 
year's pier being washed away in March's storm. 
We have electric lights, plumbing, running water, 
shower baths, toilets and lavatories, and last, but 
not least, we have a telephone. 

To sum up ; we have forty acres of land on the 
River front, one of the best bathing beaches on the 
River, a 600 foot pier, $15,000.00 worth of build- 
ings with equipment, an adequate water supply 
and system, we own a 4 and V2 miles of electric 
lines and telephone lines. The Diocese borrowed 
$5,000.00 on faith this year to install the necessary 
things. As Business Manager I am asking friends 

in the Diocese to give this $5,000.00 back to the 
Diocese. I could use more, but I am saying at this 
lime '"we need this 85,000.00." When Mr. George 
B. Elliott, the Chancellor of the Diocese visited 
the Camp this Summer, he was heard to say, "The 
Camp ought to have $20,000.00." Mr. Elliott is 
right, but I am not making that statement at the 
present time. 

As a member of the staff, with only the business 
side of ti.e Camp to look after, I have a wonderful 
opporLunily of observing the wonderful effe'^t the 
Camp training is having on the young people jf 
our Diocese. What the Church lacks today is 
"Leaders Among the Laity." It is an imposition 
for the laymen of any Parish to place all the work 
of the Parish upon the Rector. The Rector is only 
the Spiritual head of the Parish. But this lack of 
leadership among the laity places the whole bur- 
den of the Parish upon the Rector, and he is han- 
dicapped in doing the many things his congrega- 
tion thinks he ought to do. 

The Rectors in our Diocesan Parishes may have 
to continue doing those things for several years 
more, but not for long. The Camp Spirit which is 
being created in the Young Boys and Girls of our 
Diocese in the Summer Camps at Camp Leach is 
laying the foundation of leadership among the 
laymen of the Church. This Camp Spirit will not 
only give the Church men for the Sacred Minis- 
try, and women for definite Religious Service, but 
ii will make an army of men and women active 
leaders in every Parish and Mission throughout 
the Diocese. Every dollar put in Camp Leach is 
destined to produce $1,000.00 worth of character 
and leadership. Let us all push the Camp to the 

On Tuesday, June 21st, Mr. Oscar E. Holder, 
son of the Rev. J. E. Holder was ordained Deacon 
by the Rt. Rev. T. C. Darst, D. D., Bishop of East 
Carolina, in St. Augustine's Church, Kinston, N. 
C. The sermon was preached by the Rev. B. F. 
Huske, D. D., Rector of St. Mary's Church, Kin- 
ston, and the candidate was presented by his fath- 
er, the Rev. J. E. Holder. 

Mr. Holder studied at St. Augustine's, Raleigh, 
Lincoln University, Pa., and at Philadelphia Di- 
vinity School. Always an exceptional student, he 
made high marks especially at Lincoln where his 
work in Greek received special recognition and in 
which he was offered teaching work after his 
graduation. Mr. Holder will probably work in 
Jacksonville, Fla., at St. Phillip's Church which 
has been without a Rector for some time. He gives 
promise of a useful and effective career in the 
ministry of the church. 

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Chapter Seven 

Mother sat watching Betty and Scarlet Bunny 
at play. Then looking out the window at the lovely 
sunshine she had an idea. 

Getting up quietly and going back to the kitch- 
en she found Betty's little basket. This she filled 
with a delicious lunch for two. Then coming back 
into the living room she asked : 

"Betty, wouldn't you and Scarlet Bunny like to 
go for a picnic?" Betty looked at her mother eag- 
erly and shouted : 

"Why, we would love it! Please, may we go?" 
She added. 

Mother looked at Scarlet Bunny. He, too, 
seemed delighted. 

So mother gave them the lovely basket of lunch 
she had already fixed and told them they could go. 

And a very happy Betty and Scarlet Bunny 
were soon on their way toward the woods near the 
lake on the College Campus. 

Arrived there, what fun they had ! Leaving 
their basket of lunch under a tree, they went ex- 
ploring through the woods. Betty had the time of 
her life as Scarlet Bunny showed her many mar- 
velous things that she had never dreamed existed 
out of doors. Presently they grew tired and hun- 
gry. So they tramped back to the tree where they 
had left their basket. And in a few moments, on 
the snowy white table cloth, which mother had 
put into the basket, they spread their lunch. 

Suddenly, just as they were merrily eating 
away, Betty and Scarlet Bunny looked up. There 
right before them they saw standing a thin, rag- 
gedy little girl, who looked tired and dusty and 
very hungry. 

They had not heard her come up at all. But 
there she was, looking wistfully at their picnic 

Quickly, Betty stood up and said sweetly : 

"Come, sit down and have some lunch with us. 
I am Betty and this is Scarlet Bunny. We are out 
here having a picnic." 

"Yes," chimed in Scarlet Bunny, "It will be 
such fun if you will join us!" 

The little girl did not say a word. But she did 
seat herself shyly by Betty and Scarlet Bunny. 
And soon she joined in their laughter and ate 
heartily of the lunch they divided with her. 

When they had finished the last bite of lunch, 
Betty asked anxiously, "Aren't you very, very 
tired? You look as though you had walked a long 

ways. If you will, I'd love to have you come home 
with me and rest!" 

"Oh, thank you so much," declared the little 
girl. "But I really am quite rested now and must 
be on my way." Then she stood up as though to 
start on her way. 

But as Betty and Scarlet Bunny sat looking at 
her, instead of going away, she stood there a mom- 
ent; then suddenly her appearance changed. And 
she was not a poor little girl any longer but the 
Fairy Queen herself! 

Both Betty and Scarlet Bunny were too sur- 
prised to speak a word. 

The Fairy Queen smiled at them. Then she 
raised her wand over her head and instantly from 
under every leaf upon the ground, from behind all 
the bushes and from every rock, there scrambled 
a Fairy, until, in a few moments, every Fairy in 
the Fairy Kingdom was there! With the Queen 
they stood smiling down upon Betty and Scarlet 

Betty pinched herself and then turning to Scar- 
let Bunny, she said: 

"We both must be dreaming!" 
But the sweet bell-like voice of the Fairy Queen 
interrupting her, said: 

"No, my dears, you two are not dreaming." 
"But all the Fairy folk really have come to do 
honor to you, because we love you." 

"You didn't know it, of course," continued the 
Queen, "But today you passed the final test of the 
Fairies. Before this you have helped the needy, 
another time you overcame unkindness to each 
other; but this time in sharing your lunch and 
your friendship with one whom you thought was 
only a poor little hungry stranger, you passed the 
final test of Fairy approval." 

Betty and Scarlet Bunny did not know what 
to say. Nor did the Queen give them time to say 

She shook her shining wand and there came and 
stood before her hundreds of Fairies who all to- 
gether were supporting on their hands the weight 
of a great, golden bag, from the mouth of which 
there were hanging many strings of different 

"We Fairies," said the Queen, "would like to 
give to each of you another wish. But you both 
wasted the one you had. And wasted opportuni- 
ties can never be regained again, not even in 

"But we are going to do the next best thing for 
you," the Queen continued. "We have here the 

July - August, 1932 

Treasure Bag of the Fairy Kingdom. A colored, 
siiken string is tied to each of the treasures we 
have in it. And we want each of you to pull a 
string and to draw one thing from our Treasure 
Bag to be your very own forever." 

The Queen motioned to Betty to draw first. 
Very shyly she reached out her hand and pulled 
one of the colored strings. Out of the golden bag 
there came into her hands a rather long package 
wrapped in silver paper. When Betty untied it, 
what do you suppose she found? It was a large 
beautiful doll. And as Betty stood holding it with 
her face filled with happiness, the Queen told her : 

"She is a magic doll and can both walk and talk 
just as you do." 

"Oh, thank you, thank you !" said Betty. 

Then the Queen motioned to Scarlet Bunny to 
draw. And when he pulled one of the colored 
strings, out came a round package tied in red pap- 
er. Quickly, Scarlet Bunny untied his and what do 
you suppose he found? It was a round tub. 

The Fairy Queen smiled as Scarlet Bunny 
looked at it, wonderingiy. 

"It's not a bath tub," she said smilingly. "It 
is a magic tub, which always has in it a fresh, 
tender bunch of carrots." 

And Scarlet Bunny, instead of wriggling up his 
nose as he first thought of doing, said : 

"Oh, thank you !" and looked as pleased as Bet- 

Again the Queen waved her wand, and the 
Fairies, carrying the great golden bag, moved 
away with it, while all the other Fairies knelt on 
one knee. 

"Now," said the Fairy Queen to Betty and 
Scarlet Bunny, "If you will kneel, I will confer on 
each of you the special honors of the Fairy King- 

Quickly, both of them knelt. 

Then the Queen touched Scarlet Bunny with her 
wand and said : 

"I bestow upon you the title of the Prince of all 
good Bunnies, the special helper of the Fairies!" 

Next the Queen touched Betty with her wand 
and said : 

"I bestow upon you the title of the Princess of 
all the Little Human Helpers of the Fairy King- 

Before Betty and Scarlet Bunny could rise to 
their feet, there came a noise like leaves blowing 
in the wind and with a merry whirl the Fairies 
were gone. 

Betty and Scarlet Bunny stood looking solemnly 
at each other. Had all this really been possible? 
Or were they both really dreaming? 

But they did not have time to discuss it. Hear- 
ing a noise, they turned around and found Betty's 
magic doll saying: 

"Say, you two, wake up! How long before you 
are going home?" 

The End 

(We know that our readers have enjoyed this 
story, and that they will want Mr. Lillycrop to 
write another.) 

(Continued from Page 2) 

held on Monday as follows: Religious Education, 
Rev. J. W. Herritage, D. D. ; Christian Social Ser- 
vice, Rev. S. N. Griffith; Evangelism, Rev. R. I. 
Johnson. In the afternoon, Mrs. R. I. Johnson, 
President of the Woman's Auxiliary, presided ov- 
er a very interesting meeting of the women and 
gave a strong address. Their annual public pro- 
gram consisted of a pageant called, "Advance the 
Line," which was presented before a full Church. 
The participants were the Rector of St. Cyprian's ; 
the Senior Warden, Dr. Fisher; T. T. Bouleware, 
C. E. Dixon, Miss Lula Dixon, Mrs. C. M. Smith 
and Mrs. Wm. Mann ; the Junior Choir and three 
acolytes, Charles Johnson, William Allen and Gil- 
bert Lewis. A reception was tendered the dele- 
gates and visitors after this meeting. 

The Convocation was welcomed by the Rev. I. 
deL. Brayshaw, Rector of Christ Church, and Dr. 
H. W. Fisher, Senior Warden of St. Cyprian's. 
While the delegates took breakfast and supper 
with their hosts, dinner was served to all each day 
in the basement of the Church. This part of the 
Church has been completely renovated under the 
direction of a committee of which Dr. Fisher, 
Senior Warden, is Chairman. There is now in the 
basement, in addition to the large Sunday School 
room, a ladies rest room, completely furnished, 
and a kitchen with all equipment, including dishes, 
etc. The convenience of the appointments, the va- 
riety of the entertainment, the attractiveness of 
the services, and the smoothness of management 
of all details made this one of the most enjoyable 
Convocations ever held in East Carolina. 

Indications of some of the difficulties to be over- 
come by some of our congregations at the present 
time will be afforded by the fact that St. Cyprian's 
Church lost by removal to other cities, fourteen 
members in one week, of whom one was a vestry- 
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Bv Alfred S. Lawrence 

In writing of Dr. George William Lay, one might 
well enlarge on several of his many activi'ties and 
in'terests. For thirty-one years he was a teacher, 
and as such was a recognized leader in the field of 
educatipn. He was an excellent organizer and ad- 
ministrator; St. Mary's School was in a very shaky 
condition when he became rector; he left i't on a 
solid foundation, and one of the best schools in the 
country. In days when Public Health and Public 
Welfare were new in this state, he was a strong ad- 
vocate of these causes, and he spoke and wrote from 
facts and not from opinions. He was a real author- 
ity in Church music. Without calling himself a 
scientist, few men were better acquainted with the 
findings of modern physical science than he. He was 
a careful philologist, and it was this subject espec- 
ially that he pursued during his years in Chapel 

But more important than his interests were two 
characteristics that stood out in everything he did : 
fhoroughness and accuracy. Never could he be sat- 
isfied with anything superficial. Whatever study he 
took up he made every effort to get to the bottom of 
it. He had the real scientific spirit and the rea! 
scientific humility ; always able to say "This thing 
I know," but never ready to say of any subject 
"I know it all." 

Manv teachers get in a rut and teach the same 
thing in the same way every year. Dr. Lay never 
did. Always he brought fresh light and fresh know- 
ledge, even to suc'h old subjects as Latin and Greek. 
Twenty years ago, when summer conferences for 
Church workers were new, he directed such a con- 
ference in Raleigh So thorough and careful was 
he in planning that his methods have been used in 
all such conferences since. 

A necessary consequence to his thoroughness was 
his accuracy. He despised vague statements and 
generalties. Some people thou'ght him brusque, 
but it was really part of his passion for accurate 
statements. Language, he f^lt, should express 
thoug'ht, not conceal it. It was for this reason that he 
rewrote many of the Canons in three dioceses, — 
to make the words express clearly w'ha't it was de- . 
sired to say. For the last ten years of his life ac- 
curacy in language was his main study. Realizing 
that much of present-day slip-shod speech comes 
from not knowing the language we use, he began to 
plan a book dealing with the Latin and Greek 
sources of the English language, the book not to be 
a technical treatise, but to be a practical help to the 

ordinary man in speakitig and writing English. He 
was still working on this book when he died. His 
labors will not be lost, since the preparation of the 
book is being carried on by one of his friends. 

Some time before his death. Dr. Lay requested 
that on his tombstone should be inscribed the Greek 
words meaning "Then shall I know." These words 
are a splendid summary of a splendid life^ . .With 
every effort he sought to know, learning something 
fresh almost to the day of his death. And so he 
passed on, ready for that fuller knowledge that now^ 
is his. 


The winter schedule of services and organization 
meetings went into eflfect September 18th. The 
organizations have begun their weekly meetings and 
the Church School has started off in good style. 

Last year the Church School functioned very effi- 
ciently. For the first time examinations were held 
at the close of the j^ear and the results proved that 
much had 'been accomplished. There is every expec- 
tation that the work will improve this year as the 
officers and teachers are heartily behind the idea of 
making the Church School a real school of religious 

Great things are expected this year from the 
Young People's Service League as Mrs. Frank N. 
Challen, who has from the beginning of the Young 
People's movement been an active leader in the work 
is now a resident of Christ Church Parish. 

The Parish is looking forward with much pleasure 
to entertaining the clergy of the Diocese on October 
18th, when the Bishop calls them together for a 
one day's Conference. 

One of our clergy, the Rev. A. C. D. Noe of Ayden 
has received national recognition as a poet. His 
poems have been published recently in The Homi- 
lectic Review, The Southern Ch'^rchman and a num- 
ber of national newspapers. 

Mr. James Beckwith of lAimberton, Mr. Cecil 
Alligood of Fayetteville and Mr. Lawrence Fen- 
wick of Falls Church, Virginia, have decided re- 
cently to study for the ministry. Mr. Fenwick,and 
Mr. Alligood have entered the University of the 
South, Sewanee, Tennessee, and Mr. Beckwith the 
Virginia Seminary. 

We are glad to be able to report improvement 
in the condition of Mrs. J. O. Beckwith, Jr., of Farm- 
ville, N. C, who has been sick in a Wilmington 
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Following m)'' pleasant and helpful sojourn at 
Camp Leach during the Senior Young People's 
Camp the last two weeks in June, I went to Lake 
Kanuga, where I had the privilege of preaching the 
opening sermon at the Junior Young People's Con- 
ference on Sunday, July 3rd, and of making the ad- 
dress at the Vesper Service on July 4th. 

On Sunday, July 10th, I took part in the services 
in St. James' Church, Wilmington. 

On Sunday, July 17th, I made my annual visit to 
Holy Innocents' Church, Lenoir County, where I 
preached, confirmed three persons and celebrated 
Holy Communion at 11 A. M. 

After a bountiful lunch on the grounds, a helpful 
and inspiring service was conducted by a group of 
Brotherhood of St. Andrew men from St. Paul's 
Church, Wilmington. As usual, the Rector, Rev. A. 
C. D. Noe and his hospitable people made the day 
pleasant for the many visitors who attended the 

On Sunday, the 24th, I presented the emblems 
and preached the sermon at the closing service of 
the Camp for Junior girls at Camp Leach. This 
Camp was especially successful in every way under 
the guidance of Miss Cornelia Harris and the staff 
of efficient workers. 

On Wednesday, the 27th, I celebrated Holy Com- 
munion by the bedside of my dear friend, the Rev. 
Dr. George W. Lay, at his residence in Chapel Hill. 
This service proved to be his last Communion as he 
entered into the larger life with God a few weeks 

Dr. Lay possessed great learning, great gifts of 
administration, unusual ability as a teacher and 
above all, he was a great Christian who faced death 
with cheerful courage. We shall miss him sorely, 
but we shall not forget him. May he rest in peace 
and may light perpetual shine upon him. 

On Sunday, the 31st, I conducted the services and 
preached in St. James' Church, Wilmington. 

On Friday August 6th, I sailed from New York 
on the S. S. Laconia for England, and after a most 
delightful voyage, reached Liverpool on the 15th. 

I spent the first few days in London and then paid 
'brief but very pleasant visits to t'he old town of 
Boston in Lincolnshire, and York, where I renewed 
my acquaintance with its beautiful Cathedral. 

From York I went to Edinburgh, where I spent a 
happy week-end and saw for the first time the new 
war memorial, which is considered the most im- 
posing and significant war memorial in the world. 

The next few days were spent in the north of 
Scotland, including Aberdeen, Inverness, and a trip 
down the Caledonian Canal to the exquisite town of 

On August 26th, I sailed from Glasgow on the 
S. S. Tuscania and reached New Yofk on September 

The trip was helpful and stimulating and has giv- 
en me fresh energy for my fall and winter work. Un- 
der ordinary circumstances, I could not have even 
thought of the trip this summer, but owing to the 
generous thoughtfulness of my two older sons, and 
a gracious gift from a dear friend, I was able to 
have this much needed rest without great financial 

On Sunday, September 11th, I began my fall 
visitations with a visit to St Paul's Church, Beaufort 
where I preached and confirmed twenty-four per- 
sons, presented by the Rector, Rev. Worth Wicker. 
During the nine months of Mr. Wicker's rectorship 
of .St. Paul's, Beaufort, and St. Andrew's, Morehead 
City, he has baptized one hundred and six persons 
and presented tliirty-eig^ht persons for confirmation. 

He has also with the loyal assistance of his peo- 
ple, made many needed improvments in the Church 

From Tuesday, the 13th, through Thursday, the 
15th, I was in attendance upon the meeting of 
the Provincial Synod at Kanuga Lake, N. C. 

The meeting was unusually helpful and inspiring 
and East Carolina was represented by its Bishop, 
three clergymen and four women who repre- 
sented our Diocesan Woman's Auxiliary, and sev- 
eral visitors. 

Unfortunately none of our lay delegates were 
able to be present. 

We are looking forward with confidence and hope 
to our fall and winter work and I ask your prayers 
for the Clergy Conference to be held in New Bern 
on October 18th and for the Convocational meetings 
on November 3rd and 4th. 

May God give us the courage to go forward to 
certain victory in His name. 

Faithfully and affectionately, . 

Your friend and Bishop, 



General Church 

By Rev. William H. Milion, D.D. 

Here we are at the beginning of another fall sea- 
son, the season for the girding up of loins, the reviv- 
al of faith and the renewal of our energies. 

The last report we had from the Church Missions 
House was that about $325,000.00 of the $400.- 
000.00, necessary to balance the missionary budget 
for 1932, was practically assured. The Whitsunday 
etTort, therefore, seems to have fallen short of our 
hopes about $75,000.00, which, if all the Dioceses 
send in during the year what they told the National 
Council to expect, must be made up in some way 
or another. 

As East Carolina, having told the National Coun- 
cil to expect her full apportionment of $11,800.00 
for the year, made no organized effort to help in 
raising the $400,000.00, and only contributed $369.- 
48, additional obligations seem to rest on us to 
meet our apportionment in full or else we shall con- 
tribute to the inevitable deficit which must result at 
the end of the year if the expectations from the 
Diocese are not realized. And that means that every 
parish, mission and individual in East Carolina is 
responsible to the mea.-ure of its utmost ability. 

The following clipping from the Spirit of Mis- 
sions deal dhiefly with the financial side of the 
Church's obligations. And that because at the pres- 
ent they are the most pressing obligations before 
us if the Church's work at home and abroad is not 
to be seriously crippled. They speak for themselves. 

Here's one from China: 

Answering the question "What do cuts in appro- 
priations mean on the mission field?" the Rev. Lloyd 
R. Craighill, of Nanchang, China, gives some definite 
facts that he hopes will lead people to see through 
the maze of "budgets" and ''apportionments," cam- 
paigns," and "quotas'" to the point where these im- 
personal things are transformed into human values. 

For some time work has been going on under the 
Rev. Quintin Huang among government school 
students; twelve have been baptized in the last few 

They have all come from non-Christian homes ; 
they have come from .schools which a few years ago 
were seething with anti-Christian propaganda ; and 
some but a short time ago were themselves definite- 
ly hostile to Christianity. But what is more im- 
portant, their reliance on Christ means a new hope 
for them, a definite faith that a clean, straight life 


in Christ's fellowship is far better than the empty, 
rather sordid lives they see so much of about them. 
Moreover, in Christ and His life of love and service 
and sacrifice they find new hope for China. 

Must we stop this work from growing? The cut 
seems to say, "Stop it." This whole student work, 
touchitig directly the lives of about 150 young peo- 
ple every year, and many others indirectly, costs a 
total of less than four hundred dollars (U. S. curren- 
cy) a year, including Mr. Huang's salary! The 
students contribute something themselves but stu- 
dents are proverbially poor, and not until we get a 
body of loyal alumni who are earning their own liv- 
ing, can we expect much in the way of self support 
for this kind of work. In the meantime it w'ill de- 
pend largely on the Church in America for help. 

This from Japan : Bishop Nichols of the Diocese 
of Kyoto, Japan, acknowledging the action of the 
National Council in continuing the appropriations 
as reduced in February through the fiscal year, in- 
stead of making a further reduction on July 1, says : 

It is good news, indeed, that the danger of a still 
further reduction in our budget for the second half of 
this year seems past. I can imagine how great an 
effort has been made not only at the Missions House, 
but throughout the whole Church ; also what sacri- 
fices by the jieople in the Church at large have been 
made in averting the danger, and I am sincerely 
grateful. The other members of the mission and 
the Japanese in the Diocese will be exceedingly 
grateful also. I assure 3'ou that we shall continue to 
try to the work of the Diocese as econo- 
mically as possible. * * * * 

Do you take the .Spirit of Missions? If you have 
$1.00 that is not absolutely needed for what we com- 
monly call the ■* necessities of life," you cannot bet- 
ter invest it than in a year's subscription for the best 
missionary magazine in yVmerica. It is admitted 
to be that by readers in other conimunions. This 
is what One of our missionary bishops, the Rt. Rev. 
George Allen Beecher, D. D., of Western Nebraska 
says about it : 

This Church magazine with which all of us must 
be familiar has been in existence for ninety-six 
years. I cannot urge too seriously our people to 
become individual subscribers to this national 
Church Magazine. Its iliusttarions and stories are 
inspiring and profoundly interesting. 1 recommend 


that a s])ecial effort be put forth by all the clergy and 
lay workers in this District to secure subscribers to 
the Spirit of Missions immediately. 

)(; >|c :J/. ^ :f: :^ 

Roger W. Babson, the well known financial ex- 
pert, in an article on "Church Attendance" in the 
Federal Council Bulletin, makes the following state- 
ment : 

For churches to close now or to "let up" is like 
hospitals closing during an epidemic. We say this 
be cause an epidemic of fear, such as is raging today, 
is as dangerous as an epidemic of "flu" such as raged 
during 1918. The need of the hour is not more 
money, more real estate, or more stocks and bonds, 
but rather more self-control, unselfishness, faith and 
courage. Self-control, unselfishness, faith and cour- 
age are spiritual qualities which cannot be secured 
from bankers or stores, but only from ministers and 

In this connection, let me say just a word to those 
laymen who are troubled and yet are not willing to 
-take an hour and a half on Sunday morning for 
church attendance. For a man to expect spiritual 
help when he is not willing to give an hour or two 
a week to "showing his colors" and aiding the 
churches, upon which he is absolutely dependent, is 
to me beyond comprehension. Such a man does not 
deserve help and cannot logically expect it. 


The Department of Publicity of the National 
Council, with the endorsement of the Presiding Bish- 
op, has completed arrangements with the Colum- 
bia Broadcasting System for a series of eight na- 
tion-wide broadcasts, under the general title. The 
Episcopal Church of the Air, which will begin on 
September 11, and continue at intervals uritil May 
7, 1933. The series will be inaugurated from Boston 
by Bishop Sherrill of Massachusetts. A peak of in- 
terest will be reached on Christmas Day, which 
will fall on Sunday this year, when a message ap- 
propriate to this season will be delivered by the Pre- 
siding Bishop. 

The time problem has proved somewhat difificult 
owing to the fact that in many sections the day- 
light saving schedule will still be in effect on Sep- 
tember 11, when the radio series is inaugurated. 
Bishop Sherrill will broardcast from Boston at nine 
A. M. Eastern Standard Time, but subsequent 
broadcasts will take place at ten A. M. Eastern 
Standard Time. Conflict with morning services 
which begin at ten-thirty A. M. wil be avoided as 
far as possible by having the address conclude not 
later than ten twenty A. M. The following is the 
schedule of broadcasts : 

Septetmber 11,— Bishop Sherrill, WNAC Boston. 

October 23— iBishop Page, WXYZ Detroit. 

November 27 — Bishop Woodcock, WLAP Louis- 

December 25 — The Presiding Bishop, WEAN Prov- 

January 29 — Bishop Ivins, WISN Milwaukee. 

March 5— Bishop Creighton, WABC New York. 

April 9— Bishop Darst, WMAL Washington, D. C. 

May 7— Bishop Mann. WJAS Pittsburgh. 


St. James" Church School will open on the tirst 
Sunday in October, October 2nd. beginning the 
1932-33 session. Already the children are inquiring 
as to the exact date and a full attendance is expected 
for the opening Services in the Great Hall and the 
Elliott Room. 

On September 28th the parents and teachers of 
St. James' Church School, preparatory to the open- 
ing of the Church Sc^hool on the first Sunday in 
October, will hold a supper meeting. Plans are 
being made for this occasion which will be announc- 
ed in full later. 

On October 7th at 4 P. M. in the Great Hall the 
Guilds and Auxiliaries of St. James' Parish will meet 
to take up again their activities for the fall and win- 
ter months Dr. Milton is looking forward to meet- 
ing as many as nossible of the women of the Parish 
at that time, so that he may lay before them plans 
of work for the coming working year. 

The definite date for the opening of St. James' 
Church School Service League 'has not been an- 
nounced as yet, but a program of work, service and 
fellowship is being planned, and the activities will 
begin soon after the opening of the Church School 
on October 2nd. 


The Sewanee Summer Training School has just 
finished a most successsful session. The new Clergy 
School with Bishop Mikell reached more than iotty 
clergy. The adult Division under Bishop McDow- 
ell had 202 registrations, which is larger than last 
year. A notable feature was Auxiliary Day, when 
140 women came to enjoy a program under the Pro- 
vincial President, Mrs. J. R. Cain. The Young Peo- 
ple's Division, headed by the Rev. Gordon Reese, 
had an unusual proportion of Diocesan and Provin- 
cial officers of the Young People's Service League. 

The Rt. Rev. Frank A. Juhan, Bishop of Florida, 
was elected President for next year, in succession 
to Bislioo McDowell, while Bishop Green will head 
the Adult Division, Bishop Mikell the Clergy School, 
and Mr. Reese the Young People's Division. 


The Powder and The 





Mr. Nelson sat down on the door-step of the 
building still known as the Slave Hospital. He was 
waiting for Josh who had promised to meet him 
here today. The man had purposely arrived early 
in order that he might look around the place alone. 

The house out of which he had just come stood 
at one end of the old slave quarter. From where he 
sat in the open door-way could be seen the great 
Barn at the opposite end. He had examined the 
massive standards of cedar that supported the vast 
proportions of its vaulted roof. The mighty tim- 
bers had been felled, hewn, drawn from the forest 
by the slaves who had lived here in these cabins ; 
their bare feet had paddled into worn smoothness 
the brick walk which still remained, leading all the 
way from the Big House to the Barn. 

What days those had been. Sunnyside had yield- 
ed abundantly, tending to produce a fullness of life. 
There had been much toil but there had also been 
hours of idle happiness. The work of the day had 
been followed by rest and over the soft dusk had 
hung haunting melodies as the hands returned from 
the wide open fields. 

During the past year one central idea had filled 
Mr. Nelson's mind. He had thought constantly of 
Sunnyside. He had spent the greater part of his 
time in trying to fit together the fragmentary bits 
of information he had been able to gather concern- 
ing its past. He had spent hours comparing two 
pictures: Life as it had once existed there and life 
as it had so recently flashed before his eyes. 

Today as he sat there alone, waiting, the whole 
situation gripped him with an overwhelming force. 
He was being .mastered by the intensity of the de- 
sire to do something about it. He was being driven 
by some deep innner urge into definite action. 

Before him in every direction stretched the far- 
reaching boundaries of »Sunnyside. Invisible walls 
holding fast within their confines the many, crude 
cabins; Shutting ofl" the world without from the 
knowledge of the peojile within. 

On this Saturday afternoon the fields were empty. 
As was the custom all work was suspended, most 
of the men having gone to the nearby town to ex- 
change such produce as they had for a few of their 
frugal essentials. 

He gazed out over the land. 

Once there had been One who had said, "Lift up 
your eyes and look ye upon the fields " 

And one day he had gone out. Had lifted up 
his eyes. Had known himself to be one of the labor- 
ers who had been called few ! To him had been 
given the glorious task of bringing back to this 
place the Church and with sharing with these peo- 
i)Ie the beauty of her Understanding, her Love, her 

Once, there had been One who had said, "Come 
unto Me all ye that travail " 

Surely the Church must come back here and re- 
claim what she had lost. What better place 
for the work to begin than in this building which 
had always been a haven of hope for those in bonds. 
Again its doors must be opened. Again from it must 
flow streams of mercy. 

The structure was two storied, with two rooms 
below and two above, each having large windows 
md a big open fireplace. He thought of its story: 

Of how since revolutionary days it had stood 
there and of how over its threshold had passed the 
thousand slaves who had lived on the plantation. 
Through the years it had ministered to them until 
the days came, when even in this remote place, was 
heard the beat of drums and men talked of Civil 

The time also came when the master and his sons 
rode away in grey uniforms and the world seemed 
changed. But the busy life of the great plantation 
went on, ceaselessly, unrelentingly ; and the doors 
of the hospital continued to stand wide. 

Later the Federal army came down into the Albe- 
marle Section and the building was used- as quar- 
ers for the enemy troops. With the close of th* 
war and the scattering of the freed slaves its reason 
for being was gone. Since then it had been used 
from time to time as a storehouse for the meagre 
crops that the adjacent fields yielded. 

At this moment he became aware of two small 
figures approaching across the field. They were 
coming from the direction of the Hester's cabin. 
Mr. Nelson knew the boy was Josh and the girl was 
Julie Hester for he had asked if he might bring her. 
He watched them as they came nearer and nearer, 
stepping so lightly over the green crested furrows.... 

Once there had been One who had said, "In-a's- 
mnch as you have done it unto one of the least of 
these ye have done it unto me." 

(To Be Continued) 




On the fourth Sunday in July Rev. C. E. Williams 
completed the tenth consecutive year of continu- 
ous and loyal service as our Rector. During the 
morning Service Mr. J. C. Meekins, on be'half of 
the communicants of theChurch, expressed t'he love 
we have learned to nourish for him and the pro- 
found appreciation we hold for his great and inspir- 
ing work with us. Following Mr. Meekins, Mrs. 
W. S. Carawan read a very interesting and enlig^ht- 
ening history of the Parish. 

Through the tireless efforts of the Auxiliary and 
the enthusiastic interest of some of the individual 
members, the Altar, somewhat elevated, with two 
new maltese crosses added to the rcredos, and adorn- 
ed with new Altar cloths, is very, very attractive. 

A very convenient improvement was made when 
the vestry room door formerly opened into the 
nave of t'he church, was relocated so as to oj)en di- 
rectly upon the chancel. 

Many of the communicants and members of the 
vestry are of the opinion that the space formerly 
taken by the vestry room door now provides a very 
appropriate olace for a tablet to the memory of the 
late Rev. Luther A. Eborn, who so long and faith- 
fully served as Rector of the Parish. The placing 
of such a tablet is being seriously considered. 

A movement to paint the interior of the churdh, 
a long needed improvement, is being pressed with 
new vigor. 



Bishop Darst made his annual visit to Holy In- 
nocentg' Church, Seven Springs, on the third Sun- 
day in July. He preached a very interesting ser- 
mon and confirmed a class of adults. 

Each year at the time of the Bishop's visitation 
to Holy Innocents', the whole community joins in 
making it a great da}'. Two services are held, one 
in the morning and one in the afternoon, and a pic- 
nic dinner is served on the grounds between the 

This year the afternoon service was a big part 
of the day's program, being conducted by the mem- 
bers of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew from St. 
Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

The service was under the direction of J. E. L. 
Wade, President of St. Paul's Chapter of the Broth- 
erhood and Vice-President of the Brotherhood of 
St. Andrew in the Diocese. 

Addresses were made as follows : "The Value of a 

Good Example" by J. E. L. Wade; "Specific Duties 
of a Brotherhood Chapter" by John Hazelhurst, Jr.; 
"The Joy in Personal Evangelism" by Lynwood D. 
Latta; "Brotheriiood and Prayer Life" by Clarence 
Myers ; "A Well Informed Churchman" by James 
E. Sloan. 

llold Innocents' is one of the largest and most 
active of our rural i)arishes and is one of a group 
of five churches adopted by the Diocese for demon- 
stration purposes. The field is served by Rev. A. C. 
D. Noe of Avden. 

On September 23rd on the lawn of St. Paul's 
Parish, Wilmington, a party was held by the Wom- 
an's Auxiliary of the Parish to raise funds for its 
wiork. Mrs. J. H. Hinton is President of the Wom- 
an's Auxiliary. 

The Rev. Thomas Wright, assistant to the Rev 
Alfred S. Lawrence at the Chapel of the Cross, 
Chapel Hill, and University student pastor, recently 
returned from Zest, Holland, where he attended the 
World's Student Christian Federation Conference, 
August 13-23. He was one of five chosen by the 
Council of Christian Association to represent the 
United States. 

It was a pleasure to have in the Diocese during 
the month of August the Rev. and Mrs. A. R. Parsh- 
ley of Bristol, R. I., who spent their vacation at Mrs. 
Parshley's home in Clinton. Mr. Parsiiley m'otored 
to Raleigh each Sunday during the month for ser- 
vices at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Pie also 
held a few services at Clinton. Mr. Parshley was 
for many years Rector of the Parish at Clinton. 

The Annual Clerg}^ Conference will be lield in 
Christ Church, New Bern, from 10.00 A. M. to 5.00 
P. M., October 18th. At this meeting plans for fall 
work will be discussed and preparation will be made 
for an Every Member Visitation. 

At the meeting of the Provincial Synod, 'held at 
Lake Kanuga, Hendersonville, September 13-15, 
the Diocese was represented by Bishop Darst, Rev. 
Alexander JNliller, Rev. S. E. Matthews and Rev. J. 
O. Beckwith. Jr.; the Woman's Auxiliary of the 
Diocese, by Mrs. Fred h. Outland, Mrs. Victor Shel- 
burne, Airs. J. Q. Beckwith, Mrs. A. B. Houtz. 
The following attended as visitors : Mrs. Alexander 
Miller, Miss Dorothy Reed Miller and Mrs. J. H. 
Id in ton. 


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and Business Manager is ending the first year of 
his services wifh this issue, and with your help he 
will do his very best to give you the news of the 
Diocese and other interesting material during the 
year, beginning with October. 


"As I reported to the head of our Department, 
the Dr. Reinheimer, your conference (Camp Leach) 

is entitled to an A-1 rating The more 

I think of it (and I frequently do), the more im- 
pressed am I with the whole order of things at 
Camp Leach. For one thing I have never seen such 
an enterprise as well managed. The spirit of it 
ranks even hig'her. Personally I am under very 
real obligation to you for the privilege of a ])art 
in it. I am confident you are developing, and in 
goodly number, the leaders for tomorrow. 


The Diocese of East Carolina should be proud of 
the recognition which it received through its exhib- 
it at the Sewanee Conference this summer. Even 
thong'h this was the first time that our Dioces has 
had an exhibit at this annual Conference, we were 
awarded seven ribbons as follows : four first place 
ribbons for, (1) the best Diocesan Camp exhibit, 

(2) the best Young People's Service League exhibit, 

(3) the best Junior Young People's Service League 
exhibit, (4) the most attractively arranged exhibit; 
two second place ribbons for(T) the most carefully 
and completely worked out project, (2) the best pos- 
ter on the Five Fields of Service ; one third place 
ribbon on special note books. Let us make this 
just a beginning, and start out this fall in preparing 
for another exhibit for next summer which will be 
awarded even more ribbons. We are especially anx- 
ious to have more individual parish exhibit mater- 
ial on .Sunday School work, etc. It was very grati- 
fying to learn that our Diocese is doing better work 
along several lines than any other Diocese in the 
Province, and that the other Dioceses have 'their eyes 
upon us, looking to learn fhe way in all phases of 
the work. Better work has already been done in 
some of our parishes than perhaps we realize. Let 
us give some tangible evidence of the work that is 
being done through posters, notebooks, etc., so that 
some one parish in our Diocese will win first place 
ribbon next year at Sewanee for the very best par- 
ish exhibit. 

The Convocation of Wilmington will meet in 
Holy Innocents' Church, Seven Springs, November 
3rd and the Convocation of Edienton in Grace 
Giurch, Plymouth, November 4th. The Program 
for each meeting will be published in The Mission 
Herald for October. 





Rev. George W. Lay, who was connected with 
the Diocese for many years as Rector of St. Paul's 
Church, Beaufort. St. Andrew's, Morehead City., 
Chairman of the Department of Religious Education 
member of the Executive Council, Chairman of the 
Committee on Canons, Examining Cha:dain and del- 
egate to the Provincial Synod, died in Duke Hospi- 
tal, Durham, on the morning of August 12th. 

Dr. Lay was born in 1860 in Huntsville, Ala., 
the son of Bishop Henry C. Lay. From St. Paul's 
School in Concord, New Hampshire, he entered 
Yale as a member of the junior class and was grad- 
uated in 1882. After three years in the General 
Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in 
New York, he was ordained a deacon and became 
assistant minister of St. Paul's Church in Erie, Penn- 
sylvania. He was in Newburgh, New York, for a 
year and then went to Concord as master of St. 
Paul's School. There he remained for nineteen 
years, until 1907, when he was called to the rec- 
torship of St. Mary's School in Raleig<h. While he 
was at St. Mary's he wrote many articles for the 
North Carolina Health Bulletin and was a zealous 
member of the North Carolina Academy of Science. 

Throughout his life he was a frequent contribu- 
tor to newsi")apers, magazines and Church journals. 

He was Rector of Christ Church in Springfield, 

.Ma.ssachusetts, from August, 1918, to September, 

919, and of St. Paul's Church in Beaufort, North 

Carolina, from 1919 to 1928. He retired in 1928 

and spent the rest of his life in Chapel Hill. 

He married Anne Booth Balch, daughter of Rear 
Admiral Balch of the United States Navy. They 
recently celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary. 
Dr. Lay had planned to attend the 50th reunion of 
his class at Yale last June, but the state of his health 

He is survived b)' his wife, a brother, Beirne Lay 
of Charlottesville, Virginia ; two sons, George B. 
Lay and Plenry Champlin Lay; and five daughters, 
Mrs. Paul Green, Mrs. Harold Hodgkinson, Mrs. 
Charles A. White, Mrs. Lytle G. Zuber, and Mrs. 
James Hawkins. 

This Diocese was represented at the burial ser- 
vice by Rev. Stephen Gardner, of St. Peter's Par- 
ish, Washington and Rev. W. A. Lillycrop of St. 
Paul's, Greenville. 


15th and 16th. The Executive Committee has 
planned a splendid program, and this ought to be 
the very best Convention which the Y. P. S. L. has 
ever held in this Diocese Every League will be 
entitled to send one delegate for every ten members, 
or major fraction of ten, and one Counselor. Also 
every parish and mission in the Diocese will have 
the privilege of sending one young person and one 
adult, regardless of whether they have an organized 
League or not. We are anxious for all of our young 
people to know that they may belong to the Dioce- 
san organization, even though they may not be able 
to have a local League. Only those young people 
who are between the ages of fourteen and twenty 
four may attend the Convention Has your League 
paid its Diocesan dues for the past year of twenty- 
f've cents per member. If not, your delegate will not 
have the power to vote, so be sure and see that this 
matter is attended to at once. Also send in the mon- 
e y on your Diocesan pledges immediately, if you 
have not already done so, in order that your League 
may win that point on your Ten Point Standard, 
and have a chance to win a pennant, and perhaps the 
Bishop's Shield at the Convention. Registration 
blanks will be sent to you very soon. Please fill 
these in as soon as possible and return to your Pres- 
ident, Miss Isabel Tillinghast, 116 Mason Street, 
Fayetteville, N. C. 


Here in the Cathedral Church of Christ in 
Canterbury prayer was to-day offered with the 
Divine Oblation for you and your Diocese, with 
thanksgiving for our fellowship in the Gospel. 

The Lord watch over your going out and your 
coming in. 

The Bishop of East Carolina. 

Christo regnante deo at domino in perpetuum 
ihesu. (Anglo-Saxon Charter, 742 A. D.) 

R. I. L. H. Potter, 
May 19, 1932. Celebrant. 


The Y. P. S. L. will hold its annual Convention 
this fall in Fayetteville, N. C, on October 14th, 

Rev. John Benners Gibble has returned to his 
Parish after a month's vacation spent at Gatesville 
and Beaufort, N. C. 

The fall work is beginning in Good Shepherd with 
the opening of the Parochial Kindergarten, and the 
resuming of the Senior and Junior Y. P. S. L. 
meetings. Plans are under way for a Big Rally and 
Promotion Day in the Church School the last Sun- 
dav in the month. 



CTKe ^ujakeninq of SI. <TiTtiolhij's League 

By Rev. W. A. Lillycrop 



True to their plan Catherine and Nancy managed 
to get down to the Camp for its closing service. 
Miss Wheeler herself offered to take them in her car, 
and the three had a happy trip together. 

There was only one hitch about it. The c:ir 
started heating up and they had to drive slower 
than they had expected. 

Nancy declared that this happened because Cath- 
erine was a Jonah. "But we won't throw you over- 
board,— unless it gets worse," she promised. 

And thus laughing and making the best of it, they 
finally reached Camp Leach. 

Already crowds of cars were parked at the gate 
and they could hear singing. Evidently the Ser- 
vices had started. Quickly they parked, too. and 
made their way in the direction of the singing. This 
carried them toward the beautiful broad river and 
presently they could see the outdoor Chapel there 
on the river side. 

It was in a cluster of great pines. Within these a 
rustic railing formed a beautiful nave. Across the 
front of the nave was a rustic communion rail, and 
behind this was the Sanctuary where there stood a 
great rustic altar before a natural reredos of three 
great moss hung pines, v.-hile upon the altar was a 
rude rough cross of natural wood, one of the most 
striking any of the three had ever seen. 

'"How lovely," exclaimed Catherine and the oth- 
ers quickly agreed. 

The Chapel was thronged with the campers and 
guests but as they reached it there was made room 
for them on the back seat atid quietly they took 
their seat and looked toward the Sanctuary gate. 

There the Director was standing and before him 
there was a small group of the campers to whom he 
was saying: 

"And now I present to you the highest awards wo 
can give, our Camp Emblems Remember you re- 
])resent all these fine Campers whose splendid 
spirit has made possible this great Camp. We have 
chosen you to receive this honor because we in au- 
thority have been most conscious of your individual 
efforts to make this Camp great. Thank you for 
all you have been and may God bless you." 

As he handled to each of the group one of the cov- 
eted emblems, they went to their seats. Catherine 
and their group could not see who all of them were 
who had received the emblems but Miss W^heeler 
whispered ; 

"Lib got one!" and the three were ever so proud. 

But the Director was speaking again : 

"In addition to the Emblem, the Camp award? a 
Cup to the best girl Camper and another to the best 
boy Camper. As is our custom, the Director will go 
out into the congregation and bring these two to 
our Bishop who will make these awards." 

Then, as the Bishop stood waiting before the 
Sanctuary, the Director walked out into the con- 
gregation. All sat perfectly quiet. Hope, susrense, 
expectation filled the heart of every Camper in the 
throng. And then the Director stopped before one 
of the girl Campers and led her to the Bishop. 

Catherine nor Nancy nor Miss Wheeler recog- 
nized the girl but they were g'lad for her. 

1 hen again the Director was walking out into the 
congregation in the diiection where the boys were 
sitting in a group. There Catherine sav». Dick. 
And her lic-itt nearly stopped, the Director was 
walking toward him, had stopped, was taking Dick 
to the Bishop: 

Never could one know the happiness that little 
group of three felt in that moment. St. Timothy's 
League had produced one whose life had stood out. 
Miss Wheeler's faec shone with an inward liglit, 
and Nancy quickly shoved her own han'dkerdhief 
into the "hand of Catherine who seemed unable to 
find her own. 

For a few minutes after this their group was so 
happy that they hardly remembered singing the 
Sermon hymn. But with its completion, they turn- 
ed their eyes to the lovely rustic pulpit to hear the 
Bishop begin his Sermon : 

Standing there in the robes of his office, in 
all his majestic height and all the tenderness of his 
countenance, it was like seeing John, the beloved 
Disciple. And the Sermon that followed eclipsed all 
else that had happened. 

The Bishop took as his text the words of St. Paul, 
"I was not disobedient unto the Heavenly Vision." 

In his marvelous way he sketched how all that 
had been achieved for Christ in this world has come 
through an individual here and there who received a 
vision of higher and truer service for their Master 
and who then, like St. Paul, was not disobedient to 
the "Heavenh^ Vision." 

In conclusion, the Bishop pointed to the beauti- 
ful Altar of the Chapel and explained : 

This Altar was built of drift wood that we found 
drifting along the banks of the river. It was turned 
from something that was waste into an Altar for 
our God. Your lives will be wasted if you simply 



drift along living for self, bnt if you will be obedient 
to your Heavenly visions, your lives may be turned 
into living Altars for our God." 

Throughout the entire group there from St. Tim- 
othy's, the Bishop's great Sermon aroused the high- 
est and finest response individual!}' and coll'ec- 

Miss Wheeler was thinking of the night of the 
"Truth Meeting" of their League. She had not been 
disobedient to her "Heavenly Vision" and out of it 
there had come a change in their League. 

"Lib" Carter was thinking of the time she had 
confronted her Class with the fact of cheating. She 
had not been disobedient to her "Heavenly Vision" 
and their Class had been honest. 

Catherine and Dick were each thinking of the 
vision they had seen together of how by real work 
they could help to make their League a real Service 
League. Moreover tliey had not been disobedient to 
their "Heavenly Vision." And their League had 
been of service. 

However, more than just this joy in the past was 
brought home to each of them by the Bishop's chal- 

Dick, as the others, saw that for the days ahead 
there was a task for each of them. Still they must 
continue to seek the guidance of other "Heavenly 
Visions," still they must give obedience to the vis- 
ions they would see. 

The Bishop was pronouncing the Benediction. 
The Service was over — Dick and all their crowd 
were together — Congratulations and laughter were 
following — no mention was made of the deep things 
thoug'ht and felt through that Bishop's Service — but 
in the eyes of each of them there was the high and 
holy light that guaranteed the continued awakening 
of St. Timothy's League. 

(THE END) , .. 


A frequent question asked is, "What do the 
children do in vacation time at the Orphanage?" 
In the first place there is much work to be done, 
harvesting a large crop of hay, hoeing the truck 
garden, gathering the vegetables, milking a herd of 
cattle twice a day, mowing the extensive lawn, op- 
erating the laundry, and for the girls cooking and 
housework and mending. In addition the boys built 
a number of very attractive bird houses, and have 
begun a museum in the library to which they would 
be glad to have contributions from any who would 
be interested. Many of the children have done a 
good deal of reading during the summer months 

and we would be very glad to have some new books 
for our library. Ten children have attended sum- 
mer scliool, twelve have been to the dental clinic, 
and eight children have had their tonsils and ade- 
noids removed. The children themselves organized 
two dramatic clubs and have presented little plays 
almost weekly during the summer. "The Sugar 
Creek Minstrels" giive an old-time minstrel show 
with many local gags which convulsed the audi- 
ence. Some of the stage settings were remarkably 
clever. Two girls and one boy went to the Dioce- 
san Church Camp at Vade Mecum and had the time 
of their lives and nine boys went to the Scout Camp 
on the Catawba river. ^Ir. Yales, as he has done 
for many years, held gym classes on Saturday after- 
noons and has led the children in community sing- 
ing on the steps of the administration building. 
The annual picnic at Lakewood Park, was held on 
Tuesday, August 23, and the closing event of the 
summer was "Stunt Night," which always brings 
forth considerable talent in the many original 
stunts presented by the children.. Nearly half of 
the children have spent two weeks or more in visits 
to friends or relatives. From the foregoing it seems 
evident t'hat our children do not spend their time 
in idleness, 'but keep bu.*}' at many things. The 
Thompson Orphanage Notes would not be complete 
without .some reference to Octagon soap coupons. 
We now have 57,110. We still need quite a number 
more and hope that all our friends will continue to 
save them for us. We deeply appreciate the re- 
sponse that has been made already. 


This spring fourteen parishes in East Carolina 
generously contributed to the Church Periodical 
Club for the purpose of buying a set of Groves' "Dic- 
tionaries of Music and Musicians" for Miss Venetia 
Cox to help in her work at St. Hilda's School, Wu- 
chang, China. Because of the financial condition 
the Church now faces, we feel this is quite an 
achievement for the Ciub. 

We are g*lad to welcome to the Diocese the Rev. 
and Mrs. Frank Bloxham. 

After his graduation from the Virginia Seminary 
in June, Mr. Bloxham was advanced to the priest- 
hood by Bishop Darst. He was then married and 
left immediatel}^, with his wife, for a trip to his 
home in England. Mr. Bloxham will serve St. 
Paul's, Clinton; St. Gabriel's, Faison ; Calvary, War- 
saw and St. Mary's, Burgaw. They will live at 




It is 'the second time that the church bell of St. 
Paul's, Edenton, has been cracked ; and both times 
it happened while it was ringing for a Church ser- 
vice; first, tolling for a burial and second, giving a 
marriage peal. The first was shortly before the 
present Rector came to the Parish and tlie last was 
about fifty-six years later. Meanwhile the bell was 
re-cast by Register, in Baltimore. It dtoesn't appear 
what is best to be done about it. 

During this summer the Parish was served by the 
Rev. Wm. M. Latta, Deacon, assisting the Rector 
who has been disabled by sickness. Mr. Latta's 
ministrations were very acceptable. He has now- 
returned to the Theological Seminary of Virginia 
for another year's study. 

The old Rector is like the cracked bell. It is 
hard to make a radical change. 



Friday night in Christ Church Parish House the 
Young People's Service League met for reorganiza- 
ition, with tlhe following present : Virginia Worth, 
Jessie Skinner, Mar}' Leigh Gaither, Margaret Turn- 
er, Elizabeth Peed, Elenor Foreman, Virginia Hol- 
lowell, Alice Cartwright, Lillian Small, Clara Ewald, 
Bill Dufif, Mac Duff, Jack Sawyer, Edward Hughes, 
Charles Glover, C. H. Robinson and Tivis Wicker. 

After a delightful lunch in the auditorium busi- 
ness was transacted. Mac Dufif was elected Presi- 
dent; C. H. Robinson, Vice-President; Lillian Small, 
Secretary ; Charles Glover, Treasurer and Bill Dufif, 
Cheer Leader. 

Mac Dufif read the new Constitution and By- 
Laws of the League; Mary Leigh Gaither read the 
Rules of Service ; Jack Sawyer read the Ten-Point 
Standard System of the League and excellent volun- 
tary talks were made by many persent as to the 
work of the League this winter and how fhe meet- 
ings could be made more interesting and helpful. 

An unanimous vote was given by those present 
to make the League this winter the best ever and 
to measure up to every standard of the League. 

The meeting date was determined by vote to be 
held each Friday night at seven-thirty in the Paris'h 
House, and every other m'onth to have a lunch or 
social hour, and at these meetings elect new officers 
in order that as many members as possible have the 
experience as ofificers. 

After business was over each member performed 
a stunt in the spot light in pantomime, the others 
guessing what the stunt was. 

Miss Hattie Harney, directress, presided at the 

After the stunts all those present returned to the 
Club Room for more fun until ten o'clock. When 
on the way home again they pronounced it a "grand 

Mr. Walter R. Noe, Jr., one of our ministerial stu- 
dents at the University of North Carolina, held lay 
services in St. Philip's, Southport, during the month 
of August. 

The Rev. and Mrs. Theodore Partrick and chil- i 
dren spent the month of August in Bristol, R. I., ' 
where Mr. Partrick held services in St. Michael's 
Church. Mr. Partrick is the Rector of the Church 
of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh, in the Diocese of 
North Carolina, but he was for a number of years 
a clergyman of this Diocese. 

We are delighted to have in the State, if not in 
the Diocese, our good friends, the Rev. and Mrs W. 
E. Cox and son, who have moved from Bisbee, Ari- 
zona, to Southern Pines, North Car'olina. We hope 
that the change will be helpful to Mr. Cox. who 
has been sick for more than a year. Mr. Cox served 
this Diocese faithfully and well for many years and 
'he Was friends in almost every part of the Diocese 
who are praying for his recovery. 

A number of our East Carolina girls are in train- 
ing at the Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, 
Washington, D. C, and others are very anxious to 
take this course. Some of them have been able to 
see personally Deaconesses MacDonald and Crane 
of the Hospital, who have spent the month of Sep- 
tember at Wrightsville Beach. 

The Mission Herald has received from Mr. Ashley 
T. St.Amand, layman-in-charge, a notice of a Mis- 
sion to be held at Delgado Mission, Wilmington, 
by the Rev. Wm. A. Lillycrop of St. Paul's Church, 
Greenville, N. C. 

Mr. Jo'hn William Hardy of Holy Innocents', 
Seven Springs, one of our students at the Virginia 
Seminary, held lay services at St. Mary's, Kinston, 
for several weeks this summer, while the Rector was 
away for his vacation. Mr. Hardy has now returned 
to the Seminary. 




An organ that was used for many years in St. Bar- 
nabas' Church, Murfreesboro. is to be used in the 
Church in Avoca in the future. A better organ was 
given to St. Barnabas' last year; the old one being 
in bad condition. The old one will be repaired for 
use at Avoca. 

The congregation of St. Mary's, Gatesville, have 
had some repairs made on the church this summer. 
The roof was repaired, the walls replastered, the 
floor reworked, some old brass oil lamps wired and 
a new beautiful carpet put on in the chancel and 
aisle, making it one of the most attractive churches 
in the section. The Rev. John Benners Gibble, a 
former Rector, preached the sermon to a large con- 
gregation on the f^rst Sunday morning in August, 
when the first service Av'as held after the church was 

A group of girls at Winton, none of them Epis- 
copalians, was invited to sing by fhe congregation 
at the mission service conducted by the Rev. Mr. 
Mackie of V\'indsor last fall. Since then they have 
been organized into a choir and sing, using vest- 
ments, at one of the services every month. Their 
faithfulness and responsiveness in attending ser- 
vices and rehersals has been commendable. 

Plans were made by the Rector for a preaching 
mission in St. Joseph's Roduco, a mission in Gates 
county that has been closed for several years. 
When it was found that it was not possible to use 
the old church, the congregation of Salem Christian 
Church nearby ofi'cred the use of their building and 
it was accepted and used. The attendance was good 
to begin with and improved each evening. Evening 
prayer was said each evening and people who 
were not familiar with it responded splendidly and 
showed signs of being impressed. A similar mission 
was held in a rural community near Sunbury last 
soring with similar results. 

3tt Mtmnmm 


Fell asleep in the early morning of August 15, 
1932, Janie Kyle Robinson the devoted wife of 
Henry McD. Robinson and the loving daughter of 
the late Jesse K. and Anne Kyle. 

She was a faithful member of St. Jo^hn's Church, 
Fayetteville, N. C, all her life and during the past 
few years has attended Service and Auxiliary Meet- 
ing's without being able to hear one word 

She leaves her brother, W. H. Kyle and his two 

sons James and Malloy Kyle. She was devoted to 
all children, but the children of James and Faye 
Kyle, James, Jr., Margaret Ann and Tommy were 
her special pets and have gladdened all of these 
silent years for her. She loved her friends and 
never failed to think of them and give them pleasure. 
God grant her Peace and Rest and Joy with all of 
her loved ones in Paradise. 



The Woman's Auxiliary of St. Paul's Parish, 
Edenton, N. C, has been greatly saddened by the 
death of one of its members, Mrs. Marvin Simpson, 
at her home early in the morning of September 
4'tli, 1932. 

Mrs. Simpson belonged to a family which has 
given faithful and efficient support to St. Paul's 
Church for many years. She herself .vas a member 
of the Auxiliary for twelve years and contributed 
regularly to the missionary work of the society. 

We desire to express our deep sympathy to the 
husband an'd sisters and brothers of the deceased, 
and request that a copy of these resolutions be sent 
to each of tlietn ; also to the Edenton Daily News 
and the Diocesan Church periodical ihe Mission 





We. the Vestry and members of St. George's 
Church, Lake Landing, are deeply conscious of a 
great loss which our Church and community have 
suffered by the death of our fellow Vestryman and 
Member, Mr. Seth Clark, who was called to a life 
of larger Service and greater usefulness by Him Who 
doefh all things well. 

Mr. Clark was a man of great value to the Church 
and to the community. A man of sound judgment 
and integrity, a man who was the friend of every 
man, woman and child in the Church and Commun- 
ity, and his loss will be felt by us all. 

Our hearts go out in love and sympathy to his 
dear wife and children in this their hour of bereave- 
ment and sorrow, and we pray that God may be 
with them to comfort and cheer them through the 
dark days of loneliness and sadness, and be to them 
more than any earthly parent or friend. 

Signed by the Rector and Vestry of 
vSt. George's Church, Lake Landing, N C. 





Whereas it has pleased God to take our friend 
and fellow worker, Mrs. Maggie Askew Brett, to 
her eternal reward, and : 

Whereas, Her place in her home and commun- 
ity was nobly filled and her going deeply regretted, 
therefore, Be It Resolved, 

That we, the members of St. Thomas' Auxiliary 
of which the deceased was a faithful member, deep- 
ly sympathize with her family and loved ones that 
are left, praying God's richest grace on them, be- 
lieving that ''all things work together for good to 
them that love the Lord." 

Further. Be It Resolved, That a copy of these reso- 
lutions be sent to the Mission Herald. The Bertie 
Ledger-Advance and to the family of the deceased. 
Resf)ectfully submitted, 



When the news of the death of Mrs. Samuel P. 
Collier, of St. Paul's Parish, Wilmington, N. C, 
was made known, many, manj' hearts were made 
sad. Her life was a rare jewel beautifully set. She 
saw symbols as realities and in her early youth 
must have learned the ultimate values. She was a 
strong character, yet such sweetness and charity 
one rarely finds — truly an unusual combination. 
Her religion was lived and reflected by her every 
act and word and one never left her presence with- 
out a warm glow of inspiration. Her patience was 
marvelous, always expressing gratitude and thanks, 
never a word of complaint. 

I love to think of her amid her bright surround- 
ings, wearing soft silks and lace — a jewel gleaming 
here and there — always the great lady. There was 
about her the aura of love and happiness and the 
world is better for having her here for a time — for 
her price is above rubies. 



It has been a wondrous journey 
O'er memorable ways, — 
A bright and brave adventure 
Thru dim — or shining — days. 
I have loved the sparkling waters, 
The stormy waters, too, 

For I've trusted in my Captain 
To take me safely through. 

I have loved mj^ dear companions- 
No cloud the mem'ry mars ; 
We've faced the storms together, 
And gloried in the stars. 
We have lived in sweet contentment 
And laughed in childish glee, — 
But, I'm longing for those others 
Who wait at Home, for me. 

I have joyed to sing while working, 

No toil my back could bow. 

But my voice is stilled from singing. 

My hands are idle now. 

I am waiting for the harbor. 

And land beneath my feet ; 1 

I am tired — so very tired — 

A journey's end is sweet. 

O what IS this sudden glory 
Unknown on land or sea? 
And where IS the restless ocean 
That sang so long to me? 
O radiance, joy unbounded ! 
No more I need to roam, — 
For my voy'ge today is ended, — 
At Home, dear one, AT HOME! 
In loving memory of dear "Miss Emmie" 
(Mrs. Samuel P. Collier). 
Date, August 25, 1932. 



We, the members of St. James' Church, Bel- 
haven, are stricken with grief and a very great sense 
of loss at the death of our friend and fellow mem- 
ber, Mr. Thad Blount, who in the prime of life and 
in the midst of health, was .<iuddenly called to the 
•higher sphere of life and activity by the Great Re- 
warder of those who work as Stewards in His 
Kingdom here on earth. 

Mr. Thad Blount was known far and wide in this 
and adjoining counties as a Christian gentleman 
who always was willig to do his part in the Church 
for the building up of the Church, and for the build- 
ing up of Christian Character not only in the Churdh 
but in the whole comunity. 

He was a man of sterling worth and character, 
a man of vision and integrity, a loyal and devoted 
husband, a friend to every one in the community,^^ 
and while we deplore his passing, we thank God for 



the life which he lived with us, and know that be- 
cause of ihis life we are richer in our appreciation of 
the g-oodness, beauty and truth so exemplified in 
his own life, and which he sought to pass on to us. 
And we resolve That we shall benefit by his life 
of splendid usefulness which we shall ever remember 
and seek to copy in our own daily lives, and while 
we shall always mourn what we shall look upon as 
his early passing, yet we thank God for the vision 
of loyalty and loving" cooperation, Which he gave 
us by his own loyalty and cooperation and v.'e hum- 
bly bow in submission before our God and Father 
who doefh a!l things well, knowing that it is only 
ihe physical liody which has gone, and thus making- 
it posL-ible for the spirit of our friend to remain with 
us forever. 

And we send our love and sympathy to his dear 
wife vvho was the partner and devoted helpmeei 
of his life, assuring her that we mourn with her 
and look upon her loss as our loss also, and in that 

spirit of common sympathy and love we shall 
continue in the way which Thad loved so well, in the 
doing of deeds of true humanity beneficent and no- 
ble, so that we can follow wfiere he has led the' 
way, and with him thank God for the privileg^e that 
?le has given us to work with and for Him in His 

Arid we fuVther' resolve that a copy of these re- 
solutions be recorded in the Parish Register of the 
Church, and also copies be sent to Mrs. Blount and 
to other members of his family. 

(Signed) ARTHUR H. MARSHALL, Rector. 
T. SWINDELL, Sr. Warden, 
ROY SMITH, Jr. Warden, 
: ■ • HARRY SWINDELL, Treas. 



E. MARSH. - 

Statement of the Amounts Paid on the 
General Church Work for the 

Location Parish or Miwion Apportionment Paid to 

Atkinson, St. Thomas' $ 90.00 | 

Aurora, Holy Gross 375.00 

Ayden, St. James' 375,00 

Bath, St. Thomas' 75.00 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 600,00 

Belhaven, St. James' 300.00 

Bonnerton, St. John's 105.09 

Chocowinity, Trinity 120.00 

Clinton, St. Puul^ . 300 00 

Columbia, St. Andrew's 330.00 

Creswell, St. David's 525.00 

Edenton, St. Paul's 2,250.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 1,650.00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 375.00 

Fayetteville, St. John's 2,250,00 

Fayetteville, St. Joseph's 210.00 

Gatesville, St. Mary's 225.00 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen's 1,050.00 

Greenville, St. Paul's 1,200.00 

Grifton, St. John's 180.00 

Hamilton, St. Martin's 90.00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 600.00 

Hope Mills, Christ Church__- 120.00 

Jessama, Zion 120.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 1,200.00 

Lake Landing, St. George's__ 135.00 

New Bern, Christ Church_-_ 1,725.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's. __ 420.00 

Plymouth, Grace Church 375.00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's— 75.00 

Roper, St. Luke's 270.00 

Seven Springs, Holy Innocent 240.00 

Southport, St. Philip's 270.00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul's 60.00 

Washington, St. Peter's 2,250.00 

Williamston, Advent 300.00 

Wilmington, Good shepherd 300.00 

Wilmington, St. James* 10,950.00 

Wilmington, St. lohn's 2,475.00 

Wilmington, St. Mark's 210.00 

Wilmington, St. Paul's 1,680.00 

Windsor, St. Thomas' 375.00 

Winton, St. John's 120.00 

Woodville, Grace Church 375.00 


Ahoskie, St. Thomas' 90.00 

Belhaven, St. Mary's 105.00 


Sept. 15 








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of the Parishes and Missions for Diocesan and 

Year, May 1, 1932, to April 30, 1933. 

Location Pariih or Mitaion 


Paid to Sept. 15 

Burgaw, St. Mary's 

$ 105.00 


Edenton, St John-Evangeliat. 



Elizabeth City, St. Philip's- 



Fairfield, All Snliits' 


Faison, St. Gabriel's ... 



Goldsboro, St. Andrew's 


Kinston, St. Augustine's 



Lumberton, Trinity 



Maxton, !Ht. Matthew's 


Morehead City, St. Andre w's- 


North West, aU Souls' 


- „ 

Oriental, St. Thomas' 


Plkeville, St. George's 


Boxobel, St. Mark'.": 



Sladesville, St. John's 


Snow Hill, St. Barnabas' 



Sunbury, St. Peter's 



Swan Quarter, O 'vary 


Trenton, Grace Church 

120 00 

W rsaw, Calvary 


Washington, St. Paul's 



Whiteville, Grace Church 



Winterville, St. Luke's 



Wrightsville, St. Andrew's — 


Yeatesville, St. Matthew's— 



Aurora, St. Jude's 


Avoca, Holy Innocents' 



Beaufort, St. Clement's 



Oamden, St. Joseph's 



Greenville, St. Andrew's 


Haddock's Cross Roads, 

St. Stephen's 



Jasper, St. Thomas' ... 



Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas' 



Pollocksville, Mission 


Roper, St. Ann's 


Williamston, St. Ignatius' — 


Wilmington," Brooklyn" Wis. 



Wilmlngton.Delgado Mission 



Wrightsville, St. Augustine's 





Campbellton, St. Philip's ... 


Kinston, Christ Church 



Tolar-Hart, Good Shepherd. 


$ 40,500.00— 



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Raleig^h, North Carolina 

An Episcopal School for girls — Have your daughter 
receive her education in a church school. 

Mrs. Ernest Cruikshank, B. S., 

Saint Mary's offers 4 years' High School and 2 
years' College work all fully accredited by the South- 
ern Association. Also courses in Music, Art, Ex- 
pression, Home Economics, and Business. 

20-Acre Campus. Gym and Field Sports. Tennis. 
Indoor Tiled Swimming Pool. Horseback 
Riding, Golf 

A. W. TUCKER, Business Manager. 

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Brethren, the mission 'to the world is 
the real reason for the exis't'ence of the 
Church. Beautiful Church buildings and 
well appninted parish houses have their 
place and raalte an effective contribu- 
tion, but the Church exists to obey the 
cr.rnmand of her Master, to preach the 
gospel to all the world, The Church 
was divided into parishes and dioceses 
to enable her the better to carry on 
her world-wide missiQn. --Bishop Ingely. 

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October, 1932 

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St. Anne's Chapter of the Woman's Auxiliary 
filled a long felt Comm,unity need, as well as a 
means of taking care of its finances, when it opened 
the "Green Door," a delightful and satisfactory tea 

Its story is unique. In February last, St. Anne's 
took over the dining room and kitchen of 81 Pol- 
lock Street, an old residence in the very heart of 
the business district of New Bern. The rooms had 
been used for storing coal and wood and looked 
impossible, but by hard labor members of t'he cir- 
cle have transformed these rooms into one of the 
most attractive spots in the city. The place was 
thoroughly cleaned and with the use of some paint, 
simple curtains, fvirniture and equipment loaned by 
the members, it was ready to open, and at a mini- 
mum cost of $35.00: $14.00 of this was raised and 
the balance made up of voluntarj^ contributions. 
The men of the Community became interested and 
gave liberally of their assistance to get it started. 
I Tl|e Green Door started out as a Lending Library, a 
Woman's Exchange and to serve tea, to be open 
only in the afternoon. It still continues the Lend- 
ing Library, but as the demand grew, a delicious 
luncheon at 25 cents per plate was added. During 
the summer months the Green Door was only open 
until 3.00 P. M., but in the winter months it will be 
open all day. The Green Door has but one 
paid worker, the manager, and two of the circle 
members take turns serving one day each week. 
All of them have enjoyed tlie work extremely and 
a large part of the success of the Green Door is 
attributed to the faithfulness of the members of 
the Circle, who have been very closely drawn to- 
gether in this venture. 

The Green Door has been a success financially 
from the beginning. All expenses have been met 
and approximately $25.00 a month has been pa'd 
into the Parish Auxiliary treasury as the circle's 
share, except during two summer months, when diu? 
to the illness of the manager, it was necessai'v to se- 
cure a substitute and two salaries, instead of one 
had to be met. 

Owing to the constantly increasing demand, the 
Green Door has had to expand. First a long porch, 
connecting 'the kitchen with the main house was 
screened and tables added a-ff^- during the la^-t 
month it has been found necessary to equip and 
open another rooin. which i'^ used for servi^'i" 
afternoon tea and special luncheon parties. The 
owner of the house gave the I'ooms rent fi'C" for 

the first six months in consideration of their being 
piit in order. 

The Green Door Has also proved a factor in the 
social life of the Parish, . as it is a most popuar 
meeting place for all of the women of the Church 
when down town. 

St. Anne's Circle extends a cordial invitation to 
all men and women of the diocese when in New 
Bern to visit the Green Door. Don't forget the ad- 
dress — 81 Pollock Street, in the center of the busi- 
ness section. An attractive, satisfying and well 
cooked lunch may be had for the small sum of 25 
cents. Watch for the ''Gieen Door." 

Y. P. S. L. 

On October 2nd the League of Christ Church. 
New Bern, held an interesting program on Camp 
Leach. Hymns, Pra3^ers and scripture were all of 
an outdoor nature and between the talks made by 
the three delegates from this Parish to Camp Leach, 
some of the Camp songs were sung. These same 
talks on Camp Avere also made on Monday after- 
noon at the program meeting of the Woman's Aux- 
iliary. The League is following closely the dioce- 
san program for this Block and in the Worship per- 
iod. Prayers for Camp Leach and the Christmas 
Box and B'ishop's Student Fund are beinijuscd. 

The Cabinet meets once a month audi discusses 
the work of the Leagiie in every phase, 'belegates 
have been elected to the Y. P. S. L. Convehtion and 
there will be two present, together with a counsel- 
lor and rector. The League is putting other Lea- 
gues of the diocese on notice that they are working 
hard for the Bishop's Shield for 1933. 

The girls of the League have formed a Church 
School class and have been assigned a special class- 
room which tliey are busily engaged in making as 
attractive as possible. Curtains have been put un 
at the windows, a book case, rug and pictures added 
and comfortable chairs are being put in as fast as 
they can be secured. The adnlt members of the 
Parish have been most in'terested and are helping 
in every way. High School Problems and the ap- 
plication of the principles of Jesus to same are be- 
ing discussed. , A. H. C. 


Capt. F. A. Turner, Avho is T^ay Reader at Whitc- 
ville and. Lumherton. A\ill begin a Mission in St. 
Thomas', Atkinson, Sunday, October 23rd. Ca])ta'n 
Turner has held a number of Missions in the Dio- 
ce'se anrl it wlUmean much-fo the work at A'kinson 
to have him for these services. 


The Mission Herald 


NUMBEll 9 


Following the splendid meeting of the Synod 
of the Province of Sewanee at I/ake Kanuga, I re- 
turned to Wilmington for a week of Conferences 
and correspondence in connection with our fall and 
winter work. 

On Sunday. September 25th, at 11 A. M., I preach- 
ed and celebrated Holy Communion in The Church 
of the Advent, Williamston, and presided at a con- 
gregational meeting at which time plans were dis- 
cussed looking toward the securing of a resident 
minister for that important field. 

On the night of the 25th. I preached in St. Mar- 
tin's Church, Hamikon and presided at a congrega- 
tional meeting. 

On Sunday morning, October 2nd, I baptized two 
persons, preached, confirmed fourteen persons 
presented by Mr. Frederick A. Turner, and cele- 
brated Holy Communion in Trinity Church, Lumber- 
ton. The present situaition in Lumberton is inspir- 
ing and hopeful due to the splendid work of our 
enthusiastic laymen during the past year and the 
loyal and efficient services of Mr. Turner, formerly 
a Church Army Captain, r.ow h Candidate for Holy 
Orders. I shall return to Lumberton for 'th'e pur- 
pose of confirmin?; another Inrge ehiss later in tlu; 
fall. The wonderful work accomplished in this 
small Mission Church by two or three consecrated 
laymen should be an inspiration to the whole dio- 

On the night of the 2nd I preached and confirm- 
ed three persons presented by Mr. Turner, in Grace 
Church, Whiteville. 

This Church has also taken on new life and 
shows every sign of real, permanent growth with 
its splendid Church School, vested choir and en- 
thusistic congregation. 

From. Tursday. the 4th throneh Sunday, the 9th. 
1 was in the Diocese of Harrisburg for a series of 
Regional Conferences on Missions and Evaneglism, 
in Altoona. I^ancasiter, Williamsport, Blue Ridge 
Summit and Harrisburg, returning to Wilmington 
in good time for the Convention of the Young Peo- 
ple's Service League in Payetteville. beginning Oc- 
tober the 14th. A full account of this intei^esting 
meeting will appear in our next issue. 

This letter is necessarily brief as the report of 
most of my September activities were recorded in 

the last issue of The Mission Herald but I shall hope 
to write a longer letter next time. 

The general condition of the Diocese seems more 
hopeful than for many months and I am inclined to 
feel that a better day is dawning. 

God give us courage to press on with sacrificial 
devotion to the accomplishment of our tasks. 

Faithfully and affectionately. 
Your friend and Bishop 

Thomas C. Darst. 


From Thursday, October 20th, to Sunday, Novem- 
ber 20th. 
20 Clergy Conference, Christ Church, New Bern. 
23 St. Mary's Kinston, 11.00 A. M. 

St. Augustine's, Kinston, 3.00 P. M. 
25 Mass Meeting, Immanuel Church, Baltimore, 
Md.. 8.00 P. M. 

30 St. Thomas', Windsor, 11.00 A. M. 
Holy Innocents', Avoca. 3.00 P. M. 
St. Mark's. Roxobel, 8.00 P. :\r. 

31 Vestry ]\Teeting, St. Paul's. Edenton, 11.00 
A. M. 

Grace Church. Woodville. 8.00 P. M. 

3 Wilmington Convocation- Holy Innocents', 
Seven Springs. 

4 Edenton Convocation, Grace Church, Ply- 

St. Luke's Church, Poper. 8.00 P. 1\I. 
6 Christ Church. Creswell. 11 A. M. 

Galilee Mission, Lake Phelps, afternoon 
St. Andrew's Church, Columbia 8 P. M. 
8 1 
13-18 Parish Mission, Emmanuel Church, Mid- 
dleburg, Va. 
20 St. James' Church, Wilmington, 11.00 A. M. 


By special re((uest (^f the Bishop of the Diocese. 
IMr. J. Q. Beekwith of Lumberton, National Council 
I\lember of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, will 
give two Sundavs of e.^eh month to the work of tlie 
Brother'.iood in this Diocese. 


General Church 

By Rev. William H. Millon, D.D. 

THE LAST REPORT from the Treasurer of the 
National Coundil shows that the offerings from the 
Church for General Missions are $200,000,00 short 
of the amount promised to September 1st by the 
Dioceses. Of that amount East Carolina owes about 
$3,000.00 to date. 

The books of the Treasurer of the Diocese show 
that the Parishes and Missions had paid only 
$8,808.44 up to the 1st of Octolior of the $40,000.00 
approved by the last Diocesan Convention as nec- 
essary for all purposes. General and Diocesan, for 
the year May 1st, 1932 to May 1st, 1933. 

This means loyal and self-.*acrificing effort on 
the part of all the Church's members, if the Gen- 
eral Church and the Diocese are to realize their al- 
ready greatly reduced budgets for the year. To 
fail at the end of the year will mean a deficit for the 
whole Church, Diocesan and General, and almost 
certainly a further reduction in 1933 of our already 
inadequate appropriations for the support of our 
w^orkers at home and abroad Shall we allow it? 

of what our Missionaries are doing among the dis- 
tressed peoples of the far East.: 

A little beggar boy was found warming himself 
in the shelter for ricksha coolies in Wuchang, China. 
His father had been a man of large means who was 
killed by the "Reds" in 1927. Last fall, in a 
second siege of the village, they forced the old wife 
to drown lierself, killed two secondary wives, and 
took a third, this boy's mother, away with them. 

The boy had escaped and came to Wuc'hang hunt- 
a relative whom he did not find. He was left to 
Avander the streets as a beggar, -vVhich he was 
ashamed to do. Some days he received money, and 
other days nothing at all. He had no warm, clothing 
and was half dead when he took refuge in the cool- 
ies' shelter. The Rev. Benjamin Yen found him 
there, investigated, took him into his own home, 
bathed and clothed and fed him. "We tried our best 
to make him happy and comfortable together with 
our own children", ]\Ir. Yen remarks. The boy had 
had some schooling so Mr. Yen arranged for him 
to enter a boarding school where he is now study- 
ing and enjoying life. 

Three days after Mr. Yen took in this little boy, 
he adopted another still younger. He found him 


unconsicous from the cold, lying in a doorway of 
an old government school just next to St. Saviour's 
Church. This child's parents had lost everything in 
the flood, moved into one of the Wuchang refugee 
camps, and soon died of the plague. The Yens fixed 
up the little boy and placed him in a newly or- 
ganized orphanage, where they are still respon- 
sible for him. 

These are only two instances among many of the 
waifs and strays left helpless by the disturbances of 
flood, plague and civil war. 

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE of the vastness of the 
field, and its difficulties in which our clergy in the 
far west are working : 

Antelope Desert is in Southern California. In 
the middle of Antelope Desert, sixty miles from 
the nearest Episcopal Church, there is a little Mis- 
sion with the citified name of St. Paul's, Lancaster. 
From this center the vicar, the Rev. Boyd Parker, 
gioes wherever he is needed. Forty-two miles north 
over the border in the district of San Joaquin, he 
visits a congreation at Monolith; forty-eight miles 
east is a communicant transferred from Old Swedes 
Church, Philadelphia: south and wesi, uver the 
mountains, down in the valleys, among alfalfa fields 
or sage brush and cactus, Church people and peo])le 
without a Church are scattered miles apart. Some 
times it takes a whole day to make one pastoral 
call. Eighty patients in three tubercular camps are 
regularly visited. At Esperanza, only twelve miles 
away, a Church School is held every Sunday after- 
noon in the school house, and all the children are 
from Greek families. iMiss Lydia Weld assists in 
this work. 

"The difference beteewn $2-5 hay and $8 hay this 
year", says the Los Angeles Churchman, reporting 
the above, "has caused missionary and people a- 
like to make manj- sacrifices, but the work is going 

COMING NEAER HOME we have an instance of 
how thtee to whom the Church ministers are help- 
ing to meet the present situation in spite of their 
necessities and poverty: 

In the Virginia mountains a new stone chapel at 
Pine Grove Hollow has been built in record time be 
cause so many men were out of work. The chapel is 

OCTOBER, 1932 

of native stone built by som-e stone masons living 
in the hollow. They offered the return of part of 
their wages as a contribution, which has saved 
the Mission about $1,000.00 

WE CLOSE WITH THIS gleaning from the an- 
nals of Christian Social Service, which any one with 
a heart and a will may render today, in the ful- 
fillment of the Great Commission, "Ye shall be 
witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea": 

A little Jewish girl came so irregulary to the 
reading-room maintained by the Church's Mission 
to Jews on Long Island that she was asked what was 
the matter, and she explained that she and her sister 
had only one dress between them. A woman who 
heard the story took the little girl to the nearest 
store and bought her a simple dress. The child bare- 
ly had time to get home before her mother, a Span- 
ish Jewess, arrived at the Mission, overwhelmed, 
and said that her family had suffered much in this 
country from unfriendliness and even persecution, 
and this gift was the first act of kindness any of 
them had ever received from any Christian. 


The Convocation of Edenton will meet in Grace 
Episcopal Church, Plymouth, Friday, November 
4th. Every Auxiliary member in the Convocation 
is urged to be present. 

Program : 10.00 A. I\I.— 3.15 P. M. 

10.00 A. ]M. Holy Communion — Rev. Stephen 
Gardner, and Rev. A. H. Marshall, Celebrants. 

Auxiliary Hymn. 

Greetings — Mrs. Roy Hampton. 

Response — Mrs. C. J. Sawyer. 

Business Session. 

Report of Convocational President — Mrs. W. S. 

Recognition of Past Presidents of the Edenton 

One minute report from each aiixiliary in the 
Convocation of most outstanding work accomplish- 
ed since last meeting. 

Noonday prayers. 

A model Anxiliarj^ Meeting bv Mrs. Jennie How- 
ard and Juniors from St. Paul's Parish. 

1.00 P. M. Luncheon— Exhibit of Work from 
Camp Leach. 

CEvery person attending is asked to bring 
sandwiches, only, for lunch "l 

1.15 P M. Special Mnsic by the Plymouth choir, 

Eneh Diocesan chairman will be iriven five min- 

utes to present the work of her department. 

Address — Mrs. Fred Outland. 

Address— Rt. Rev. T. C. Darst, D. D. 

Report of Committees and presentation of gavel 
to the auxiliary having the largest per cent of mem- 
bers traveling the most miles. 

Benediction— Rev, C. E. Williams. 


The Church is going forward in both Columbus 
and Robeson Counties and in the County seats 
where the Church is located it is rallying to a re- 
markable degree. 

Eleven persons have been baptized and seven- 
teen confirmed during the past month and we be- 
lieve that in the near future many more will come 
into the Church. 

The Y. P. S. L. in Lumberton is one of the most 
enthusiastic in the diocese and throug*]! its pro- 
grams it is reaching the Young People who have 
never been attracted to the Church before. The 
Brotherhood of St. Andrew is binding the men to- 
gether for service and at our last meeting eighteen 
men were present. 

The Church in Whiteville, through the very fine 
work of its members has been greatly improved 
of late. Beautiful new altar hangings made by Miss 
Lilly Dixon from Lake Waccamaw and a new car- 
pet have added tremendously to the beauty of the 
Church. The ladies of the Guild are working hard 
for the coming Bazaar when we hope to raise 
enough money to build some Sunday School Rooms 
which are made necessary by our enlarged Chu.rch 

The Church Hope Chest is always open to receive 
gifts from near or far. 

With Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty God 
for the wonderful opportunities of the day we look 
forward with Faith to tire future. 



Arrangements have been eoiiipleted for regular 
services to be held at Noi'th West by C.ipt. F, A. 

The Church School has continued its work regu- 
larly and is serving many people, who are not con- 
nected with Church families. 

Mrs. Geoi'ge O. Gaylord has been superintendent 
of the Church School for a number of years. She is 
also organist of the ^Mission. 




It is with the deepest regret that the congrega- 
tion of St. Paul's, Edenton, is compelled to accept 
the resignation of its beloved Rector Rev. Robert 
Brent Drane on account of physical disability. 

He came to this Parish November 1st, 1876 after 
serving one year as deacon at St. James' Church, 
Wilmington. Throughout this long period of 56 
years as Rector of St. Paul's he has become one of 
Edenton 's most beloved citizens and besides his cler- 
ical work has always taken a keen interest in the 
affairs of the town both civic and industrial. A 
member of the Chamber of Commerce and regular 
attendant, his advice has always been sought on 
important subjects. 

For a number of years Dr. Drane has been sen- 
tor Priest by Ordination in Eastern North Carolina. 

Having married here and raised a family of sev- 
en children, we claim him as ours, though he re- 
signs. In joy and sorrow he has been our Guide and 
Solace in all conditions of Life and in Baptism, 
Marriage and Burial, has often officiated in these 
events, for one person 

He has won the love and respect of all with 
whom he has been brought in touch in this com- 
m^inity. There are few lives in and around Eden- 
ton that his kindly administrations have not at 
some time brought him in contact. When we think 
of the splendid cooperation of the whole town in 
the celebration of his fiftieth anniversary of ser- 
vice here, we realize that he is considered as one of 
us. • 

Words are inadequate to express our sorrow at 
his resignation as our dear Rect^or, and truly hope 
we will not forget his splendid example, but press 
forward in all good works as he has pointed the 
way and instructed xis to walk in. 

His life has been a blessed benediction to this 
community and surrounding country and his place 
cannot be filled in our hearts. 
May God bless him ever 


At a regular meeting of the Vestry of St. Paul's 
Church, Edenton, Monday, October 3rd, 1932, at 
8 P.M. at the Rectory, Robert Brent Drane, D. D. 
Rector of the church, offered his resignation, vol- 
untary on his part, of St. Paul's Church, Edenton, 
same to take effect October 31st. 1932. After 
some discussion it Avas accepted with reluctance on 

the part of the Vestry, only because Dr. Drane re- 
quested it, he thinking it was for the benefit of the 
Parish, and the Vestry, with a full membership, by 
a standing vote, passed the following resolutions : 
Dr, Robert Brent Drane, who has been the Rector 
of St. Paul's Parish. Edenton, for fifty -six years, 
and has given devoted service to the Church and 
to the people of this parish, as well as to the entire 
community all those years, we who have had the 
benefit of his service and the high pnivilege of his 
fr'iendship, have a sincere regret that the advanc- 
ing years, of this beloved Minister of the Gospel 
and the devoted follower of the Master, has to relin- 
quish the service that has borne such wonderful 
fruit in the Church and in this Parish, and let otheis 
carry on the work of St. Paul's Church, Edenton. 
Resolved : 

That the Vestry express to Dr, Drane the ap- 
preciation of the members of St. Paul's Parish for 
the devotion and kindness always shown to all who 
came to him for help and counsel during over fifty 
years of unselfish labor in the Lord 's Vineyard. 

That the church, through the Vestry, tender to 
Dr. Robert Brent Drane, the sincere thanks of each 
member, and the hope that he may make his home 
here with thos'e who love him and appreciate his 
unusually bright intellect and the place which he 
occupies, not alone in the Parish but through the 
Diocese and the entire Church, and his great kind- 
ness which he has always shown to them in hap- 
piness, sickness and sorrow and has truly been a 
friend and counsellor at all times. 

Adopted at a meeting of Vestry with all mem- 
bers present, held October 3 — 1932. 

D. M. WARREN, Secretary. 


The semi-annual Field Day was held in St. 
Mary's, Gatesville, on Sunday afternoon, October 
9th. A program for the wom,en is arranged by 
Mrs. ]\laude Newsome of Ahoskie. The program for 
the men is arranged by the Rector. 
A Guild has been organized recently in St. Barna- 
bas', Murfreesboro, with Miss Maude Vinson as 
President and Mrs A. R. Welch as Secretary-Treas- 

The several ladies living in the Gates and Roduco 
sections of Gates County who have found it so 
inconvenient to attend the meetings of the Auxili- 
ary at Gatesville have been organized into a small 
chapter, and will noAV be able to follow the W. A. 
program for study. Mrs. Judson Eleanor is Pres- 
ident and Mrs. Danghtry Gatling is Secretary- 

OCTOBER, 1932 


In September 1931 the General Church gained a 
veiy lovely character and one peculiarly titted to 
work among young mjen and boys in school and 
college work, and when the Rev. T. H. Wright left 
Trinity Church I.umberton for Chapel Hill, it seem- 
ed that all hope for tlie mission at Lumlberton 
had ceased, for within 60 days thereafter seven 
Trinity Church families left Lumberitom, among 
them the Junion Warden, the Superintendent of 
the Sunday School and the Head of the Young Peo- 
ple's Service League. The days seemed dark in- 
deed when the Executive Secretary came to invest- 
igate the prospects. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe found 'that something had 
to be done at once at Lximberton or close the woric 
here where services had been held every Sunday 
morning for 20 years. Mr. Noe spent 'ten days in 
Lumberton visiting from house to house and found 
a number of peopole Avho were interested in the 
continuation of the work. Among them were four 
loyal members of the Woman's Auxiliary and five 
members of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. Upon 
this foundation he arranged for a Mission to be 
held by the Rev. W. A. Lillycrop. 

The effect of that mission is still alive in Lum- 
berton and several of Mr. Noe's prospects gained 
during that series of services are still considering 
the question of becoming active members of Trin- 
ity Church. However, the direct result of the 
mission Avas the interesting of one layman, Mr. C. B. 
Fry, who had been a life-long Episcopalian, born in 
the Church, baptized as an infant, confirmed as a 
young boy, absolutely satisfied that 'there was one 
and only one true Church, but thr^ough force of 
habit he never had time to get around to services 
or take any active part in personal proof of his 
life-long and family belief, leaving the religious 
training of his son to his -wife— a member of a Sis- 
ter Communion. 

In seme way, find only those of East Carolina can 
understand. Mr. Noe succeeded in getting this man 
to listen to Mr. Lillycrop. Those of you who know 
Mr. Lillycrop can understand the revived interest 
which has been, within the past twelve months, 
developed into the life of this layman. Mr. Fry 
awoke under the pi'eaching of Mr. Lillycrop to the 
fact that he had a job for his church and that it was 
a man's job. He immediately connected himself 
with the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, was elected 
Director, and he became a director not only in 
word, bu't in fact. He is not a rich man — just an 
ordinary American citizen, operating a little filling 
station on the outskirts of town. 

He quickly realized that his influence could not 
go far unless it started at home, so he asked his 
wife to accompany him to church. Have you ever 
known a wife to fail her husband in a case like 
this? She not only came but she found a way to 
bring the boy who later came under the influence 
of our beloved Bishop at Camp Leach. The man, bis 
wife and the young son have been actively engaged 
in building up the work of Trinity Church, Lumber- 
ton, until today the Bishop has found it necessary 
to send Captain Turner, late of the Church Army, 
to give four services a month to Trinity Church. 
Caplt. Fry, through his personal invitation, has 
been bringing from 50 to (iO people to Church every 
Sunday morning. 

Today the Woman's Auxiliary, as always in 
Trinity Church, stands at the top. Tliirty-six mem- 
bers of the Young People's Service League, 13 of 
whom have been laltely baptized and 14 confirmed, whom were Capt. Pry's wife and son, with 
today a confirmation class of 9, 8 of whom have not 
so far been baptized. 

Capt. Fry is instilling into the minds of 18 men 
and hoys, members of the Brdtherhood of St. An- 
drew, thalt the rule of service truly means, as it did 
in the beginning — The Spread of Christ's Kingdom 
Among Men, Especially Young Men, by bringing 
them into the Church. 

Is it just luck that the Rev. W. R. Noe came to 
Lumberton at its lowest ebb and that the Bishop 
at the end of 12 months brought from 'the Church 
Army into the Diocese the young student or was 
it the work of God, and if God can do these things 
in Lumberton through Charlie Fry, why can he not 
duplicate rhem all oAcr East Carolina if the men 
in each point will allow themselves to be used as 
has Charlie Pry? J. Q. B. 


As we have already stated in a sliort news item, 
the Rt. Rev. Thos. C. Darst, D. D„ Bishop of East 
Carolina., has commissioned J. Q. Beckwith of Lum- 
berton to visit the various parishes of the Diocese, 
u})on invitation, to address the men on laymen's 
work oC the Church. Mr. Beckwitli is the repre- 
sentative of the Diocese on the National Council of 
the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and has had much 
practical experience in layman's work, especially 
through the Brotherhood. 

As one feature of his parish visits he will tell 
the story of how Capt. C B. Fry, director of the 
Brotherhood Chapter at Lumberton, with the help 
of friends, has brought on successive Sundays 24. 
34, 49, and on one occasion fiR persons to Church 



service, through i)ersonal invitation. 

In commenting- upon this work Leon C. Palmer 
of Philadelphia, General Secretary of the Brother- 
hood of St. Andrew, said: "I do not know of any- 
thing in the whole Episoo])al Church that surpasses 
this example of simple, practical, definite, lay evan- 
gelism. It represents what should be the normal 
type of Brotherhood work throughout the Church. 
If every parish would enlist and utilize the services 
of its laymen on a similar scale, the Church would 
go forward as never before since apostolic days. 
1 Avish that every member of our National Council 
would undertake the type of volunteer service that 
Mr. BeckM'ith is entering upon, \inder the direction 
of his Bishop." 

In order that Mr. Beekwith may carry out this 
program of diocesan-wide parish visitation as re- 
quested by Bishop Darst, he will hereafter be able 
to give only two Sundays a montli to Lumberton, 
using the alternate Sundays for his diocesan work. 

— Contributed. 


The Spirit of the United Thank Offering, a Pag- 
eant, was presented b y some of the women of the 
Wilmington Parishes, under the direction of Miss 
Caroline Myers, U. T. 0. Treasurer of the Diocese, 
in St. James' Parish House, Wilmington, October 
17th, as follows: 

Hymn 474. 

Prologue (Before Curtain) : 

Parish U. T. 0. Treasurer— Miss Caroline Myers. 

Woman — Mrs. Robert Calder. 

Spirit of the U. T. 0— .Miss Mary L. Cantwell. 

Thankfulness for Material Blessings — 

Mrs. Troy B. Anderson 

Thankfulness for Health— Mrs. W. G. Smith. 

Thankfulness for Beauty — Miss Monimia MacRae. 

Thankfulness for Others' Blessings — 

Mrs. Frank M. Ross 

Thankfulness for Sorrow — Mrs. Philip Lovering. 

Thankfulness for the Knowledge of Christ — 

Mrs. Alexander Miller. 

Alaskan Indian Girl— Mrs. W. 0. S. Sutherland 

Chinese Girl — Mrs. Cyrus liogue. 

Missionary Nurse — Mrs. Wm. G. James. 

IJ. T. 0. Worker— Miss Louise deR. Dick. 

All — (Including Audience) : 

U. T. 0. PRAYER 

Oh, Lord, our heavenly Father, we pray Thee to 
send forth more laborers into Thy harvest, and to 
grant them Thy special grace for every need. Guard 
and guide the workers in the field and draw us into 

closer fellowship with them. Dispose the hearts of 
all women everywhere to give gladly as Thou hast 
given to them. Accept from grateful hearts our 
United Thank Offering of prayer and gifts and joy- 
ful service, and bless it to the coming of Thy King- 
dom, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. 


The Rev. Fraidr Broxham of Clinton, Avho will 
serve St. Mary's, Burgaw, held his first service there 
on the second Sunday in October, and was wel- 
comed by a large number of the people of all the 
Churches of the town. AVe have only a few com- 
municants at Burgaw, biit our services are well at- 
tended by the members of other religious bodies. 
We feel tha't we are making a real contribution to 
the spiritual life of this community by having regu- 
lar services. 


The Rev. George S. Gresham. of the Diocese of 
Southern Virginia, has acceiited a call to St Steph- 
en's, Goldsboro, and held his first service there 
on Sunday, October 23rd. Mv. Gresham was rector 
of The Church of the Ascension, Norfolk, Va., and 
has for the past few months done some special work 
in the Diocese of Harrisburg. We are glad to wel- 
come him to the Diocese and hope that he will have 
a very long and happy ministry in Goldsboro. 


On account of the lar2"e number of news items 
from our parishes and missions, and other mater- 
ial of general interest, we have had to add four 
pages to the paper this month. This will mean ad- 
ditional expense for The Mission Herald, but it is 
a service that we arc glad to give to oui readers. It 
is our hope that the people of the Diocese will make 
it possible for us to continue this service by sub- 
scribing to the paper. 


For several g^ood reasons we have had to leave 
out of this issue of The Mission Herald, Chapter 
eight of ]\Irs. Howard's story, "The Power and the 
Glory." Wo know that many of our readers are 
intensely interested in this story, which is an ac- 
count of our work at Galilee IMission, Lake Phelps, 
and we want to assure them that the next chapter 
will be published in the issxie for November. 

OCTOBER, 1932 


cation of Wilmington. 
Mrs. S. P. Adams, Secretary of Convocation oi 

Kcv. A. C. D. Noe, Rector. 

November ■.', 1932 
10.00 A. M.— 

Hol}'^ Communion. 

Celebrant, Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D. D., 
assisted by Rev. E. W. Halkck, B. D., and Rev. 
A. C. D. Noe. 
10.45-11.45 A. M.— 

Meeting of the Clorgv of Convocation of Wil- 

Business Scssi(in of tiio Woman's Auxiliary. 
10.45 A. M.— 

TTymn 580— "Clin^t for the World we Sing." 
Opening Prayers — Rev. E. W. ITalleck 
Greetings — Miss l\rayme E. Whitfield. 
Response — Miss Steva D'odson. 
Announcements- -Rev. A. C. D. Noe. 
Roll Call and Minutes— Mrs. S. P Adams. 
Convoeational Report — IMrs. J. Q. Beekwith 
Field Project and Auxiliary Program — 

Mrs. Fred L. Oiitland. 
Christian Social Service — 

]\Irs. Victor Shelburne 
Church Publicity— Rev. W. R. Noe 
Religious Education— Mrs. Alfred B. Iloutz 
Noon Day Prayer — 

Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Uarst, D. D. 
United Thank OlTcring — • 

Miss Caroline K. ■Myers 
Supply Work— >T)'s. P. T. Anthony. 
1.00 P. M.-2.00 P. M.— • ■ 

Luncheon. ! - '■ 

2.00-4.00— ■ ' . ■ ' ; / ■ . 

Afternoon Session. 
Hymn 505 — ''Figlit the Cood Fight with All 

Thy ]\right." 
Prayer — Rev. John Q Beekwith. Jr. 
Field Department — Mrs. John B. Cranmer. 
Address — Rev. Alexander Miller. 
Church Periodical Club — Miss Jessie W. Peace. 
.Young People's Service League — 

A member of the Service Ijeague 
TTvmn 672— "Blest be tlie lie that Binds." 
Closing Prayer— Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst. 
Officers : 
Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D. D., Bishop. 
Rev. E. AV. Halleck. B. D.. Dean. 
Rev. John Q. Beekwith, Jr., Secretaiy-Treasurer. 
I\rrs. John Q. Beekwith, Sr.. President of Convo- 


According to the latest report from the Bishcjp, 
the following young men are in college or seminary 
•this year to prepare 'themselves for the ministry: 
Virginia Seminary : — 

William M. Latta, St. James', Wilmington. 

John C. Grainger, St. James', Wilmington. 

John William Hardy, Holy Innocen'ts ', Seven 

Edward McConnell, St. Thomas', Windsor. 

James D. Beekwith. Trinity, Lumljerton. 
Philadelphia DiA'initv School : — 

Othello Stanley, St. Clement's, Beaufort. r . 
University of the South : — 

Cecil Alligood, St. John's, Fayetteville. 

Lawrence Fenv.'iek (Theological Department) 
Falls Church, Va. 
University of North Carolina : — • 

Walter R. Noe, Jr., St. Paul's, Wilmington. 
University of Virginia : — ' 

Worth May, Jr., St. John's, Pitt County. 
William and Mary: — 

Kenneth Ilarlcy, St. John's, Fayetteville. 

John S. Armfield, St. John's, Fayetteville. 

In addition to these men who are in college or 
seminary, there are several men, including Capt. 
F. A. Turner, of the Whiteville and Lumberton 
Field, who have decided definiitely to study for the 


Christ Chapel is a Mission of St .John's Parish, 
AVihnington find is .-eived by the Rector of th.e 
Parish and his fnithful lay readers. 

It is one of the mos* promising Missions in this 
part of the Diocese, Avith a large (church School and 
other organizations that are doing effective work, 
under the direction of Mrs. .Anna Dunham, the spec- 
ial worker, and IMrs. J. B. Hatchell of St. John's 
Parish. ; ■ ■ 

Early in October a We^k of Prajer was held and 
the attendance was unu.sually good. Mr. Clifton 
Spooner, one of the lav readers of the ^Mission, hehl 
a number of the services and secured speakers for 
each night. Mrs. Spooner was organist dni'ing the 


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The resignation of Reverend Robert Brent Drane, 
D. D., as Rector of historic St. Paul's Parish where 
for miore than half a century he has served as spirit- 
ual guide and director, has brought to the entire 
community a keen sense of loss and grief, and it 
was with a feeling of profound regret that his con- 
gregation accepted his resignation, realizing that 
it was imperative on account of his physical condi- 
tion and t'.iat it would be lacking in considtration 
for one so beloved to ins'St on retaining him. 

Throughout the years of his ministerial service 
Dr. Drane has endeared himself not only to his 
parish but to the community and to the diocese, and 
his memory will be enshrined in the hearts of all 
with whom he came in contact as a light unto their 
paths and a lantern unto their feet to guide them 
into the way of right. 

A man of scholarly attainments, charming per- 
sonality, and profound learning, he has laid his 
gifts at the Master's feet, and the golden thread of 
his life is so woven into the fabric of this community 
that through all the years its gleam will lead to 
higher purpose and nobler endeavor. 

More than rector of his Church, he has been a ser- 
vant of the poeple. His religion has had a variety 
of altars, for where distress, sorrow or need, right- 
eousness and civic betterment were to be served 
there were his altars, and for fifty-six years he has 
offered an example of that priesthood that serves 
God through man and in the serving he has drawn 
men nearer to the Christ whom he professed. 

We sincerely trust that though he has resigned 
as Rector of St. Paul's he will spend his remaining 
years in our midst where his life has been a blessing 
and a benediction. 

— Edenton News, 10-8-32. 


Miss Sallie IMaud Lancaster, one of our young 
women of St. Paul's Church, Vanceboro, has ac- 
cepted a position to teach in the Blue Ridge Industri- 
al School. Bris, Va., Avhich is one of our Moun- 
tain Schools for boys and girls. She will be greatly 
missed because she was very faithful in attending 
the services of the Church. 

Miss Lancaster, a graduate of St. IMary's School, 
Raleigh, has been for the past few years teaching 
in the pi'imary department of the Vanceboro Grad- 
ed School, where she has done very efficient work. 
And we wish her much success in her new work 
at Bris. 

OCTOBER, 1932 


In an issue of the Mission Herald published sev- 
eral years ago, an article appeared entitled "A 
Modern Miracle — A Transformed Community," the 
opening sentence of which was "One of the finest 
pieces of work that has been done in East Carolina 
since I became Bishop" — Bishop Darst's reference 
was to the Galilee Mission on the shore of Lake 
Phelps, near Creswell, where this work is the 
result of a chance meeting of the Rev. C. E. Wil- 
liams with a man wihom he found on the shore of 
the lake in a helpless condition, and to whom he 
rendered tender, loving care. It was this man's 
appreciation of j\Ir. Williams' interest that inspired 
him to start a Mission at that point. 

Ten years have passed, during which time 
the work has grown steadily and amazing- 
ly, due to the devoted and never-failing in- 
terest and service of our United Thank Of- 
fering Worker, Miss Lola Belle Weatherly, who 
has charge of the day school — teaching all grades 
through the seventh — and of The Church School. 
She plays for all services and trains a choir of about 
twenty-five voices. This year for the first time 
there will be a elates of graduates from the day 
school of the Mission who will enter the County 
High School. 

Working with the County Demonstrator, I\riss 

Weat'herly has taught the women to sew, to plant 

gardens and fruit trees, and to can their excess 

fruits and vegetables. Also, she impresses health 

^k measures upon tliem. All of which makes her a 

^■familiar and welcome figure in the homes of all the 

Bf people. She carries cheer and comfort to the sick 

IP^ and sorrowful, and help and encouragement to all 

in their activities and problems. A play- ground, 

m where the ctiildren may have clean and healthful 

■ recreation, is another big part of this Mission 

■ Miss Weatherly has given herself unstintingly 
to this work, having always in mind the develop- 
ment of the characters and the increase in the spirit- 
ual growth of those she serves. She is greatly be- 

'jjL loved by them, who cannot fail to be conscious of 
the fact that she is making a liig contribution to 
their lives, both materially and spiritually. 
To quote Mr. Williams: 

"Through the efforts of Miss Weatherly, 
we have seen this community rise from a 
neighborhood of sad faces and despondent 
people to a community where laughter is 
heard and everyone seems to feel that God 
is good." 


Another of our United Thank Offering Workers 

is Miss Cornelia VanB. Harris, who is here, there and 
everywhere in the Diocese, holding Bible Teaching 
Classes, Teachers' Training Classes, organizing new 
groups of Young People's Service Leagues and ar- 
ranging programs for them as well as for those al- 
readj'^ established, also teaching Y. I'. S. L. methods. 
Miss Harris has made a fine contribution through 
the young people in organizing a Junior Y. P. S. L. 
in the Diocese. This past summer she and Mrs. Jen- 
nie Howard conducted the Junior Camp for girls 
at Camp Leach. As a result of their supervision 
of and contact with these young people, the Camp 
exhibits won four (4) first awards, two (2) second 
awards and "honorable mention' at the Sewanee 
Summer School — thus putting this work of our 
young campers of East Carolina ahead of that of 
any Southern Diocese. .Miss Harris is at present 
on a six months' leave without pay, studying to ob- 
tain her M. A. degree, looking forward upon her 
return to doing even more effective work than she 
has done in the past. 


Mrs. Jennie Hov.'ard — the very thought of whom 
immediately suggests "Friendly Hall" — is no longer 
supported by the fund of the United Thank Offer- 
ing, but while a U. T. 0. worker, whose wonderful 
influence over the girls who were privileged to be 
guided and trained by her, makes her deserving of 
honorable mention and words of high commenda- 
tion when writing of Un'ited Thank Offering work- 
ers in the Diocese of East Carolina. 

Miss Anna Louise Robertson is the "right-hand 
man" of the Rev. John B. Gibble, rector of the 
Church of the Good Shepherd in Wilmington. Her 
duties are varied and numerous, including teaching 
the parochial kindergarten during the school term, 
superintending the primary department of the 
Church School supervising and being Counsellor to 
both Senior and Junior Young People's Service T^ea- 
gues, etc. She i's the Parish visitor and the mothers' 
friend and 'helper; assists the rector in seeing that 
all children of the congregation are brought to bap- 
tism and prepares classes for confirmation. In 
shorit. she considers herself on call at all hours for 
the needs of the rector and of his people, and does 
her "diligence gladly." 


Outrht not we women— those of us who have our 
share in the United Thank Offering, giving "gladly 
as God has prospered us" — ought not we to feel 
thankful and to rejoice that we are privileged to 
help toward the support of these women who do 
such noble work for "the good of others, and con- 
sequently for the advancement of Christ's King- 



dom. And should we not, each one of us, do 
everything in our power to lielp those women who 
liave not yet cauc:lit the vision of tlie United Tliank 
Offering, to realize what it IS, what it MEANS, 
and what it DOES, in the effort to increase theirs 
and our own spiritual growth, thus helping to in- 
crease the Kingdom of Christ? 

U. T. 0. Treasurer for the Diocese of East 



Regular services are held at Southport by the 
Executive Secretary, and others who have cooper- 
ated with him, including the Rev. E. W. Halleck of 
St. John's, Wilmington, Rev. Alexander Miller of 
St. Paul's, Wilmington, and Mr. Sothern Hatchell, 
a lay reader, of St. John's, Wilmington. 

The Churcli School has done good work and has 
continued throughout the summer months. Mr. C. 
L. Stevens is Superintendent, and he has been assist- 
ed by a number of the women of the Parish, who 

.bpye served as teachers, organist, and in otlier ways. 

-■^t.^lie men arc nov/ interested in building up tlie 
Church School and in increasing the attendance at 
the Church services, and they have the interest and 
cooperation of the women of the Parish. A recent 
effort has been so successful that the attend- 

. ance at the Church School is the largest in the his- 
tory of the Parish. We have every reason to feel 
that this good work will be continued until all the 
people have been seen and invited to have a part 
in the work. 


This Mission has been vacant since the Rev. 
Frank D. Dean left for Wilson. Dr. Dean has re- 
turned for a number of services, and other services 
have been held by Rev. J. R. Sharp, Nashville, 
Tenn.; Rev. E. W. Halleck, St. John's, Wilmington; 
Rev. Alexander Miller, St Paul's, Wilmington; Mr. 
Sothern Hatchell. a I^ay Reader of St. John's, Wil- 
mington, and Rev. W. R. Noe, Executive Secretary 
of the Diocese. 

Since the death of Mr. Anson AUigood, who serv- 
ed the Church School, as superintendent, and the 
Mission as Lay Reader for a number of years, Mr. 
R. E. Tapp, of Wilmington, has served as superin- 
tendent of the Church School. Mr. Tapp has been 
associated with Mr. Alligood in the work of the 
Church School for several years and we are very 
fortunate in having him now as Suiiei'intendent. 

Miss Venetia Cox, St. Hilda's School, Wuchang, 
China, from St. Luke's, W^interville. 

Dr. Lula Disosway, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 
Shanghai, China, from Christ Church, New Bern. 

Miss Elizabeth Griffin, Secretary to Bishop Mos- 
her, IManilla, P. I., from Christ Church, New Bei-n. 

]\Ir. and Mrs. George Marshall, St. Paul's Univer- 
sity, Tokio, Japan, from Church of the Advent, Wil- 

Miss j\Iaud R. Palmer, Secretary to Bishop Bin- 
sted, Sendai, Japan, from Christ Church, Elizabeth 

Miss Lona Belle Weatherly, Lake Phelp's Mission 
and School, in this Diocese, from St. David's, Cres- 

Miss Anna L. Robertson, Good Shepherd Parish, 


A preaching mission was held in Christ Church, 
Hope Mills, the Rev. Howard Alligood, Rector, Oc- 
tober 9-15, by the Rev. Walter R. Noe, of Wilming- 

On one night of the i\IissIon, a song service was 
led by Capt. F. A. Turner, who is now serving the 
Churches at Whiteville and Lumberton, and the 
vested choir of Trinity, Lumberton, sang at the 
regular service. 

The Bishop was present for the service on Sun- 
day evening, October 16, and confirmed a class of 
five, which was presented by the Rector. 


....An oyster roast was enjoyed by some of the 
members of St. Paul's Chapter of the Brotherhood 
of St. Andrew and their wives at the first meeting in 
October. The meeting was held at an oyster roast 
place about eight miles from the City. After the 
oysters were served a short meeting was held and 
addresses were made by J. E. L. Wade, director; 
Rev. Alexander Miller and Rev. Walter R. Noe. 
The following were present: J. E. L. Wade; Mr. and 
Mrs. A. B. Blake ; Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Dunham ; Mr. 
and Mrs. John Hazelhurst, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Lyn- 
wood Latta; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Baird; Rev. and 
Mrs. Alexander Miller and daughter, Dorothy Reed; 
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Stiooner; Mr. and Mrs. George 
James ; and Rev. and Mrs. W. R. Noe. 

OCTOBEK, 1982 



Student Seci'etary — Jennie IMorris Howard. 
Reporters — Anne LaDne Hartman; Lucille Noell. 













<ia«» ' t': 


When the eolleg'e students began arriving on Oc- 
tober 4th, they found Friendly Hall already open 
and waiting to welcome them, pjven amid the many 
and varied activities connected with matriculation, 
numbers of girls found time to seek t'he home-like 
atmosphere of the Student Center; there were new 
girls who were experiencing for the first time its 
love and friendship and others who were renewing 
its old associations. Old girls helped welcome tl.e 
new ones and none were permitted to leave without 
feeling that she had a very definite place in Friendly 
Hall and a share in every phase of its life. 

On Friday afternoon, October 14th, the Students' 
Club held its first regular meeting. Around the 
cheery fireplace which seems to be the very center 
of Friendly Hall a large group gathered. Many 
new faces appeared among those present, and soon 
from among these new friends and the older ones 
were elected a fine group of officers for the ensuing 
year. These include : 

President — Joy Pickard, Charlotte, N. C. 

Vice President — Mary Ann Chase, Kilmarnock, , 

Secretary-— Valerie Connor. Belhaven, N. C. 

Chairman of Program Committee — Edith IMorton, 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Chairman of Tatler Committee — Aleen Hunt, Wil- 
mington, N. C. 

Reporters — Anne LaDue Hartman, Bridgeport, 
Connecticut: Lucille Noell, FHllsboro, N. C. 

After disjiensing with this and other necessary 
business, a 'happy hour A\^as spent in singing and 
playing games. Later delicious spiced tea, the fav- 
orite Friendly Hall Beverage, was served. These 
happy Fi'iday afternoons are being looked forward 
to by the newcomers, ^^ho have already caught the 
spirit of love radiating from this place. 

The first meeting of the Bible Class was marked 

by a splendid attendance. A short devotional per- 
iod was followed by a discussion of the study course 
for the year and also plans were discussed for 
working in the Five Fields of Service. 

The following officers were elected : 

President — Eleanor Jones, New Bern, N. C. 

Vice-President — Aleen Hunt, Wilmington, N. C. 

Secretary — Ellen Jeidfins, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Treasurer — Vivian Carolus, Windsor, N. C. 

Membership Committee — IMildreu G'ibson, Aleen 
Hunt, ]\Iargaret Coppnge. 

Friendship Committee — I\Ia.ry Sontherland, Joy 
Pickard, Carrie Moore Nash. 

Music Committee — Florence Eagles, Eleanor 
Jones, IMamie Ruth Long. 

An attractive addition to Friendly Hall is a love- 
ly upholstered rocking chair of antique design, a 
generous gift from Mrs. James Crist Staton. This 
comfortable chair adds a new note of beauty to our 
room and each girl sends I\Irs. Staton sincere 
thanks for this expression of her loving interest in 
the girls of t'he E. C. T. C. 

And speaking of gifts, we do need a victrola. 
Hasn't somebody one that has been stuck in a cor- 
ner since the radio came? Friendly Hall has a 
place it would just fit. 


Mv. Anson Alligood, who passed away recently 
at his home in Wilmington, was for many years 
Superintendent of the Church School of St. An- 
drew's, Wrightsville Sound. About two months be- 
fore his death, at the special request of the Bishop, 
he became resijonsible for regular lay services and 
other work at St. Andrew's. He was also a member 
of the vestry of St. James' Parish, Wilmington. 
The faithful service of this consecrated layman has 
meant much to tlie work of the Diocese, especially 
during the ]iast two months and at other periods, 
when lie lias given most of his time to Church work. 


At the Clergy Conference, which was held in 
Christ Church, New Bern. October 20th, the Pro- 
gram of the Field Department of the Diocese was 
approved. This progiam v/as pi'esented by the 
Rev. Alexandci- Miller. Chairman of the Department 
Addresses were made by IMr. John R. Tolar, (Jhair- 
man of the Dei)artment of Finance; Rev. W. H. 
Milton, D. 1)., and Bishoj) ]:)arst. The Program will 
be published in the November issue of The ]\fissi(in 
1 lerald. 




How Shall we Buy Bread that These May Eat? 

Three fourth's of the year 1932 has passed and 
to date there has been received by the Treasurer 
of the Current Fund : 
From the Diocese of North Carolina 

(On Pledge of $10,000) $ 2,475.18 

From the Diocese of East Carolina 568.70 

From the Diocese of Western Carolina.. 298.33 

Our School Attendance 

There are eleven boys and girls at Central High 
School tlris year, a larger number than ever before, 
six at Tech High, 27 at Piedmont Junior High and 
58 in Grammar Schools. 

Mrs. Janet Mays of the Orphanage Staff, is do- 
ing a valuable piece of work in visiting the several 
schools tlius keeping in touch with p^ipils and 
teachers, cheeking up on the work done and the 
children's records, and giving aid to any backward 
children in a study-hour held in the library each 
school night. 

The Confirmation Class 

Bishop Pennick miade his annual visitation to 
St. Mary's Chapel September 25th at eleven o'clock. 
The Bishop's sermon on "The things which please 
God'' was heard with rapt attention. The many 
things that please God over and above going to 
Church and Sunday School, such as doing one's 
daily task thoroughly and cheerfully, and playing 
games fairly and to the best of one's ability, Avere 
referred to and the various points of the sermon 
clearly illustrated by stories told as only the Bish- 
op can tell them. 

A class of eleven, eight boys and three girls was 
presented for confirmation, consisting of the fol- 

James Bond, AYindsor 

Carl l\IcKee, Shelby ' ' - ' ' 

Billy Gatling, Vanceboro. ' ' ' 

James Tarleton, Wadesbovo. 

Edward Myers, Charlotte. 

T;ee Bond, Windsor. 

Edward Goodson, Wayncsville. 

Julian Powell, Rocky IMount. 

Dorothy Griffin, Raleigh. 

Louise Haddock, Greenville. 

Geraldine ]\lusc, Hope Mills. 
An innovation in the preparation of the class this 
year was the giving of a written examination at the 

close of the instructions. The class originally num- 
bered fifteen and the four who failed will, it is 
hoped, work harder next time. 

Post-Olympic Games at Orphanage 

All during the summer, Mr. Yates unselfishly de- 
voted his Saturday afternoons and Thursday even- 
'ings to singing and playing games with the children. 
As a mark of their appreciation a party was given 
for Mr. Yates just shortly before his leaving for the 
Virginia Seminary. The program was labelled, 
"Some Post Olympic Games." The shot put was 
made with an inflated balloon and the javelin throw 
with a toothpick, and the other events were equallj'' 
amusing. Miss Marion Goodrich, who officiated at 
the piano for most of the "community sings" dur- 
ing the summer, was also an honored guest. 

The Annual Stunt-Nite 

An event which the children always thoroughly 
enjoy is the "Stunt Night," which is held each year 
just before the opening of school. 

A great many stunts were on the program this 
year and the judges, Mrs. Mays, Mrs. Osborne and 
Miss Marion Goodrich had a time picking the best 
one. Finally they gave the award to the team pre- 
senting that radio favorite "Stoopnagle and Bud" 
(Spelling not vouched for). 

A Very Interesting Y. P. S. L. Program 

Sunday afternoon, September 18th, Rev. Robert 
Bruce Owens, rector of Holy Comforter, Charlotte, 
gave a most interesting talk on the Indian. He 
brought with him many Indian relics. The boys 
were especially interested in the tomahawks and 
arrow heads, and the girls in the stones containing 
Indian paint. 


Miss Cornelia VaiiB. Harris, Director of Religious 
Education, Avill spend the next few months in New 
York for special work at New York University and 
Biblical Seminary. Her address is 235 East 49th 
Street. New York City. We feel sure that our 
young people and others in the Diocese will want 
to keep in touch with her by mail and that their mes- 
sages will be- appreciated. Miss HaiTis has done 
unusually good work in the Diocese and she has 
many friends in our parishes and missions who Avill 
look forward with a great deal of pleasure to her 
return to the Diocese. 

OCTOBER. 1932 



About one hundred delegates attended the Annua! 
Convention of the Young People's Sei'vice League 
of the Diocese, which was held in St. John's Parish, 
Fayetteville, October 14-16. 

On the night of the lith, a banquet was held in 
the Y. M. C. A. Building, and the theme was "The 
Annual Voyage of the Y. P. S. L.' ' 


was Margaret Darst of Wilmington. 

Welcome to the Port was given by Ceorge Ed. 

Waren, Fayetteville. 
Response — First I\Tate — I\lary Shelburne, Wash- 


Compass Bishop i)arst. 

Captain Isabel Tilling'hast 

Port of Call Rev. Archer Boogher 

Anchor Rev. W. A. Lillycrop 

Rudder Miss Cornelia VanB. Harris 

Mates Officers 

Masts District Chairmen 

Sails Counselors 

Ship's Flag Mrs. E. P. Bailey 

Lookout Rev. L deL. Braj'shaw 

Life Belt Rev. W. R. Noe 

Ship Steward Rev. Stephen Gardner 

Crew Leaguers 

Haven Camp Leach 

The following song was used at >the banquet : 

Sailing. Sailing, over the Diocese 

For we want to work and never shirk. 
Our duty on the seas. 

Press on, pi'ess on, for there is work to do 
Tn whatever ports 
We Leaguers are sports, 

We'll always be true. "•■',' 

Sailing. Sailing, over the Diocese, 

No matter the weather, 

We'll all get together, 

At Camp Tjeacli, if yov please. 

Sailing, Sailing, over the Diocese 

Tho rough be the tide ■ ' ' 

With Tom as our giiide 
We'll be there with great ease. 
The address was made by Rev. Jean A. Vache of 
St. Andrew's Church. Greensboro, North Carolina. 
who urged the Leaguers to "Launch out into the 

The Program for Saturday and Sunday was as 
follows : 


9.00 — Opening Session. 

Convention called to order by Isabel Till- 

inghast, President Y. P. S. L. 
Worship Service conducted by Lumberton 

Charge to the Y. P. S. L. by Bishop Darst. 
9.15 — Business Session Reading Minutes. 
Roll Call. 

President's Report. ■ 

Treasurer's Report. 
Report from each League. 
Miscellaneous Business. 
12.00 — Noon Day Prayers, led by Kinston League. 
12.30 — liUncheon in Parish House. 
1.30 — Report of Nominating Committee. 
Nominations from the Floor. 
Election of Officers. 
2.30 — Group DisscussiOiis : 

"Seeking God's Will in my Life Work."— 

Rev. Thomias II. Wright. 
"A Christian's Recreation." — Mrs. Frank 

N. Challen. 
"Service and Unselfishness." — Mr. E. 0. 
3.30 — Report of Findings of Discussion Groups. 
4.00 — Weinie Roast at Bonnie Doone. 
Camp Rally. 

Talks by Margaret Darst, Shelton Tucker. 
8.30 — Pageant by the Leagues of Wilmington. 
9.30 — Preparation Service for the Holy Commun- 
ion, conducted by Bishop Darst. 
7.30 A. M. — Celebration of Corporate Communion 
by Bishop Darst, assisted by Rev. Archer 
11.00 A. M--^Iorning Prayer by Rev. Archer 
Convention Sermon by Rev. W. A. Lillycrop. 
Awarding of Emblems and Shield by Bish- 
op Darst. 
Installation of Officers by Bishop Darst. 
Friendship Circle led hy Rev. W. A. Lilly- 
Dinner with Hostess. 
Officers for the next year were elected as follows: 
President — Isabel Tillinghast, Fayetteville. 
First Vice-President — ,Tanic Boatwright, Wil- 
Second Vice-President— Billie Watts, Williams- 
Secretary — Jxilia Derr, Goldsboro. 
Treasurer — Jack Alexander, Wilmington. 
Counsellor at Large--E. 0. Rehm, Fayetteville. 
The Leagues of St. John's, Fayetteville and Good 



Shepherd, Wilmington tied for the Bishop's Shield. 
It was decided that each should keep it for six 
months and that 'the names of both Leagues should 
be put on the Shield. 

Pennants were awarded to the following Leagues : 

St. John's, Fayetteville. 

Good Shepherd, Wilmington. 

St. Paul's, Wilmington. '■■'.' 

Holy Innocents', Seven Springs. 

St. Peter's Washington. 

The Convention was invited by the Wilmington 
Leagues to hold the next meeting in Wilmington, 
and this was accepted. 


This Convention brings to a close the most suc- 
cessful year in the history of the young people of 
East Carolina. Eight new Leagues were organized 
and four were re-organized. All of tliese arc at 
present doing effective Avork. 

I shall no't attempt to tell of the work done by 
each League for we will soon he-ar that from each 
organization represented here. A summary of the 
work done as a whole Diocesan League is what I 
shall give you. 

At last year's Convention two of the District 
Chairmen were elected to Diocesan offices and it 
was necessary to fill these vacancies. William Ran- 
kin was appointed as Cliairman of District No. 1 
and Julia Derr, Chairman of District No. 2. 

In February, an Executive Committee meeting 
was held in St. Paul's Parish House, Greenville, to 
plan for the District Meetings. At this meeting 
there was a revision of the Districts, making four 
instead of five. Camp Leach was discussed rather 
fully, also. 

The District meetings were held in April as plan- 
ned, and were a wonderful success. Several new 
Leagues were organized as a result and in other 
cases Leagues were re-awakened and determined to 
do their best to win the COVETED SHIELD. 

The following were elected District Chairmen: 

District No. L— Rosalie McNeill, Lnmberton. 
2 — Julia Derr, Goldsboro. 
3— Rillie Watts, Williamston. 
4 — William White. Jr.. Hertford. 

Camp licaoh, our SIBBIER TRAINING CEN- 
TER, was held this \-oar under tlic direction of the 
Rev. W. A. Lillycroj) and was tlio best summer camp 

yet held in East Carolina. Many new faces were 
there to be greeted eagerly by the old campers. 

East Carolina was represented at the Kanuga 
Conferences by six young people, including the 
President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Dio 
cese. • 

Althbugh we were unable to send a delegate to 
the Provincial meeting at Sewanee, our exhibit was 
one to be very proud of. We won the following 
ribbons : 

1.— Best Y. P. S. L. Exhibit. 

2. — Best Junior licugue Exhibit. 

3. — ^Best Camp Exhibit. 

4.— Most Attractively Arranged Exhibit. 

Also, two second place ribbons for: — 

1. — Most carefully and completely worked out 

2.— Best Poster on the Five Fields of Service. 

And one third place ribbon on Special Notebooks. 

This exhibit was just a beginning, so we .should 
work hard this year to do even better next summer. 

The President has been in communication with 
the Provincial Officers and reports of our work have 
been sent to them. James L. Duncan of Atlanta, 
Ga.. was elected Provincial President to succeed 
George Henry of Chapel Hill at the Conference this 

On September 7th, the Executive Comm'iittee hehl 
a meeting in St. Paul's Parish House, Greenville, at 
which time plans for this Convention were made. 

In summing up the year's activities, I might truly 
say that this has been a year of great progress in 
the work of the Young People's Service League in 
P^ast Carolina. Our organization is most fortunate in 
having such fine, loyal, farsightcd, interested adults 
working with us. 

It's up to us. those gathered here in this Con- 
vention of 1932, to benefit by this meeting and go 
back to those unable to attend carrying the real 
spirit of the Y. P. S. li., the theme of this Conven- 
make next year even better than this has been. 

Nothing stands still. We either ^o forward or 
we go backward, WR ARK GOING FORWARD. 



The Kindergarten at Thorapson Orphanage 

In addition To the Kindergarten class in the 
morning, Miss Nail is also conducting a recreation- 
al period from three to five every afternoon for 
all the younger children. This is proving a delight 
to the children and verv helpful in many ways. 
On Sunday mornings Miss Nail teaches a Sunday 
School Class of some twenty smaller cliildrc n. 

OCTOBER, 1932 



Nenana, Alaska 

My dear Mrs. Small :- 

Your nice letter of July 2nd reached me today, 
and you will see that 1 am hastening to answer it so 
that you may have it about the first week of August 
althoug'h i't cannot possibly reach you by the 1st. 

This is Sunday evening; we have just finished 
suf)per and the children are sittin;^ around enjoy- 
ing an abundance of "funny papers" that a friend 
of ours brought in toda}" from Seattle. I suppose 
that children are alike all the world over, for these 
children love the "funnies" just as well as any city 
children : they are all sitting around the tables or 
"sprawled" out or; Ihe floor nov/ liaving the time 
u-^ their lives. 

It is real cool, and I have a nice fire in the fire 

place 1 imagine that it is sizzling hot at home 

now, and I must <a.y that I am glai to be here by 
the fire! Unless j^ou have seen me nhcn the weather 
is hot, you cannot understand just how it effects me. 
I just nearly pass away, the perspiration runs down 
my face and I am in a terrible humor ! Saying "per- 
spiration" reminds me of what Delia said not long 
ago, —we were in the kitchen and she was busy and 
getting somewhat warm, whereupon she kept saying 
"I'm sweating"; finally I said, "Delia, don't keep 
saying that you are sweating, say perspiring," so, 
after a short while she said, "Phew, I'm pros- 

I really do not know when I have written to you 
last, so I don't know whether you know that Bishop 
and Mrs. Bentley make their home with us. Thev 
came here two years ago when he was appointed 
Archdeacon, intending to build a rectory very -.o.-.n. 
The building material was shipped in, but he allowed 
it to be used for the rectory in Fairbanks, and now 
he has only the logs and no money with whieli to 
build but he hopes by some means to get it built next 
fall. We love having thcia in the house with us. they 
are both perfectly lovely in every respect, and we 
have such a nice jolly family. They are awav for the 
summer, travolin? on the Mission boat "Pelican." 
He visits all of the Missions and Indian camps alone 
the Tanana and Ynkon rivers, and Mrs. Bentley 
cooks and looks after liim in ceneral. 

^liss Thompson is out on furlough, but expects 

to return in Aulgust. Miss Silberberg is with the 
Bentleys on the Pelican for a little vacation. In the 
mean time Miss Clements and I are holding down 
the job at home. Miss Silberberg is the urse. She is such 
a tiny thing and graduated from Children's Hospital 
in Boston not two years ago, yet she has done most 
remarkable work. Never have we had so much 
sickness as we have had since she came. Last fall we 
had a most severe epidemic of measles, all thirty 
seven of our "lambs" had them at the same time, 
and I never saw such sick children in my life. That 
epidemic ended up with two mastoids, two opera- 
tions for appendicitis, and ten tonsils. 

Just as the measles subsided, along came the 
whooping cough and they all, including Bishop Bent- 
ley. had that ! The noise was deafening, especially at 
meal time, and in Church. Not only did our children 
have these illnesses, but all the white children and 
all the Indians great and small. One week while 
the measles was at its worst. Miss Silberberg 
"us'hered" five babies into the world, two sets of 
twins among them, one set was delivered by a dim 
kerosene lamp and the other by a flashlight. 

There were many deaths among the Indians 
(none among the ]\Iission children) as a result of 
these epidemics, and many discouraging conditions 
so we thought it best for Miss Silberberg to get a- 
way and have a little vacation before another win- 
ter begins. 

.Summers are busy times with us. We have large 
gardens and they are taken care of by the children 
of the IMission under the supervision of Fred (the 
man employed here) and ihe ladies. Fred has been 
busy getting the fish wheel built and put in the 
water and then building a smokehouse and racks 
for the fish to be smoked in. There is a wonderful 
"run" of salmon on now. Yesterday we caught 82S 
before 1 o'clock (those fish weigh from six to fifteen 
pounds eaelO.Tlic^e are cut and dried and smoked 
for the children and tlie dogs in Avinter. It 
means much — and to every one, especially the In- 
dians — that we take care of this fish. 
I thought that we had such a fine catch yesterday 
but some one has just told me that they passed a 
camp a few days ago -where there were two wheels 
running and the catch was 2,700 in one day. 

We have a nice little greenhouse and we are 
enjoying tomatoes and ciicumbers so much. I enjoy 
taking care of them. I never thought that I 
would be such a "farmer" and enjoy it! It is fun 
to see things grow, and flowers blossom, and 
then you see we have no picture shows or auto- 
mobiles to demoralize us. 

Here T have rattled on and on about ourselves 



and have not told you how much I enjoyed your 
nice letter, and appreciated all that you have done 
for us each year. I think it was lovely that yoa 
had that "Alaska Meeting" last fall. It is so fine 
to know that our friends are thinking of us and 
these little Indian children so far away, and al- 
though conditions are so hard and there is so little 
money to spend, yet you are each one doing all that 
you can for the Missions. We were glad to have 
our salaries cut in order to help a little, and I do 
hope and pray that the Dioceses are going to be 
able to meet their pledges, and that conditions are 
going to inprove some time soon. It all seems so 

Alaska has not felt the terrible depression so far 
as keenly as the States, because the people up here 
are in the habit of living off tlie country, as they 
call it. There is i\ quantity of wild game of all 
kind, berries etc. and then there are not the taxes 
etc. to be paid, and not the many calls for money 
that you people at home have. 

Everyone is most happy over the big run of fish 
'this year and we are hoping for a quantity of ber- 
ries to follow, because we must "live off the coun- 
try" as the Mission has absolutely no money. 

Yes indeed, how I do remember our little chats 
together in New Orleans. I have always been in 
hope that we might have some more some where; 
perhaps some day I will be sent to Washington! 

My fourth furlough is due next year, but if no 
one comes to relieve me. and money is still so 
scarce I will stay on another year. My father has 
passed on since I left home last, and I won't mind 
disappointing the others so much. It does not seem 
possible that I have been here seventeen years- 
three years of furlough during that time! And 
my hair is just beginning to turn gi-ay ! 

T am sending a year's suLscciption to the Alaska 
Churchman to you for the Woman's Auxiliary of 
St. Peter's. Will you please give it to them with 
my very kindest regards and many thanks for all 
that they have done for us. 

I hope that I have not written you snch a long 
letter that you won't be able to read it. It is sucJi 
a temptation to rattle on and on when T get start- 
ed with the typewriter. There is much that I would 
like to tell you, stories of Ihe cliildren, etc., but it is 
time to have prayers and p\it them to bed. 

We have no clergyman here now. so I have to 
be "pTeaeher" as Avell .is gardener! 
With my love to you. 

■' '.' Bessie Rlacknall 


We were pleased to have with us during the week 
of September 25th, the Rev. Wm. A. Lillycrop, of 
St. Paul's, Greenville, N. C. Many heard him that 
week and much good was done by his messages. 

Our Church School had an average attendance 
the first six months of thirty-nine and when 
otliers were closed for summer we have maintained 
an average of thirty for the third quarter. 

The Chapel looks flue now with a Credence 
table and green hangings on Altar and Lectern. 
We are badly in need of a small Communion set. 
Will some one come to our rescue? IMaybe several 
people, each giving an article, we can get a set. How 
about it? 

Plans are now under way and we are in hope 
that in the near future we will have a nice reading 

Our layman in charge is planning some nice ser- 
vices during the winter season. Among them a visit 
by the Junior Choir of St. P'aul's of this eit.y on 
October 30th, and a visit from our Bishop on Fri- 
day, November 25th. Also, there will be many men 
of prominence in our Church who will address us 
at our Sunday Vespers, 8,00 P. M. 


The Church at Clinton has taken a new lease of 
life with the coming of The Rev. Frank Bloxham J 
and his wife in the middle of September. A regular ' 
schedule of services has been arranged and it is ex- 
pected that the Church will grow and become more 
and more an influence in the community. The 
Woman's Auxiliary has been restarted and officers 
elected and it is hoped to start the Young People's 
work in the near future. A part of the Rectory is 
beitig converted into a Parish House where meet- 
ings can be held and some social functions organ- 





OCTOBER, 1982 



The first Sunday in October was "Promotion 
Day" in Christ Church, Elizabeth City, Church 
School . All Pupils promoted from one department 
to a higher department were g^iven a promotion 

A new ruling went into effect the first Sunday of 
October. Besides eacli pupil being marked on at- 
tendance, home work, class work, etc., each pupil 
will also now be marked on Church A'ttendanee. At 
Easter all these marks Avill be used to ascertain 
those who win. the highest honors. 

Two of the Church School classes have started 
a museum in one of the vacant room's in the parish 
house. They meet weekly for this work and are 

very much in earnest. .About 300 or more curious 
and interesting articles have been collected. Some 
thing like 100 or more coins of all countries have 
been listed dating from 1724 on. Among the many 
articles, on exhibition are a meteorite ; deed for 
slaves bought at auction, 1809 ; deed for land, 1769 ; 
local newspapers, 1856 ; the extra gotten out by the 
"New York Herald" the day after Lincoln was as- 
sassiitated, 1865; snakes, turtles, bugs and insec.*^=, 
German war cross, civil wAv relics, tomahawk, o'-". 
Christ Church is now using the substitute for L - 
Church at Work. The National Council furnishes at 
low cost news sheets, on which is printed, two pages, 
news of the General Church, the other two pages 
. blank. One of t\lk' bo^-s of the Church School prints 
on the two blank pages, with our multigraph, all 
announcements, meetings and explanation with 
any and all: parish news. It is called "The Assistant 
Rector" and is distributed each Sunday and read 
with interest by the members of the Church. 

Statement of the Amounts Paid on the Goals of the Parishes and Missions for Diocesan and 

General Church Work for the Fiscal 

Lncatlan Paritk or Mitticn Apportionment 

Atkinson, St. Thomas' PO.Ofl 

Aurora, Holy Cross 375.01 

Ayden, St. James' 375.M 

Bath, St. Thomas' 75.00, 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 600.00 

Belhaven, St. James' 300.00 

Bohnerton, St. John's 105.00 

Chocowinity, Trinity 120.00 

Clinton, St Paul'^ 300 00 

Columbia, St. Andrew's 3.' 0.00 

Creswell, St. David's 525.00 

Edenton, St. Paul's ?,250.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 1,650.00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 375.00 

Fayetteville, St. John's 2,250.^0 ^ 

Fayetteville. St. Joseph's : 210.06 

Gatesville, St. Mary's J 225.00 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen's l.W-Wl.OO 

Greenville, St. Paul's 1,200.00 

Grifton, St. John's 180.00 

Hamilton, St. Martin's SO.OO 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 600.00 

Hope Mills. Christ Church__- 120.00 

Jessama, Zion 120.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 1,200.00 

Lake Landing, St. George's __ 135.00 

New Bern, Christ Church ___ 1,725.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's.— 420.00 

Plymouth, Grace Qhurch 375.00 

Red Springs, &t. Stephen's— 73.00 

Roper, St. Luke's 270.00 

SeVen Sjirings, Holy Innocent 240.00 

Southport, St. Philip's 270.00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul's 60.00 

Washington, St. Peter's ?,250.00 

Williamston, Advent 300.00 

Wilmington, Good sheoherd 300.00 

Wilmington, St. James' 10,950.00 

Wilmington, St. fohn'<? 2,475.00 

Wilmington, St. Mark's 210.00 

Wilmington, St. Paul's 1.680.t0 

Windsor, . St. Thomas' 375.00 

Winton, St'. John's , '^".00 

Woodville, Grace Church 17 '>M 


Ahoskie, ^t. Thomas'—. 90.00 

Belhaven, St. Mary's.. _ . 103.00 

Paid to Oct. 13 




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Year, May 1, 1932, to April 39, 1933. 

Location Parish or Mission Apportionment 

Burgaw, St. Mary's $ 105.00 

Edenton, St John-Evangelist- 150.00 

Elizabeth City, St, Philip's- 30.00 

Fairfield, All Saints' 30.00 

Falson, St. Gabriel's 60.00 

Goldsboro, St. Andrew's 105.00 

Kinston, St. Augustine's 75.00 

Lumberton, Trinity 120.00 

Morehead City, St. Andrew's- 120.00 

North West, All Souls' 45.00 

Oriental, St. Thomas' 30.00 

Plkevllle, St. George's 60.00 

Roxobel, St. Mark's 120.00 

Sladesville, St. John's 30.00 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas' 210.00 

Sunbury, St. Peter's 75.00 

Swan Quarter, C ♦ vary ,__,_ 45.00 

Trenton, Grace Church l?n 00 

W'lrpnw, Calvary .^o TO 

Washington, St. Paul's 120.00 

Whiteville, Grace Church 105.00 

Winterville, St. Luke's 195.00 

Wrightsville, St. Andrew's— 120.00 

Yeatesville, St. Matthew's— 120.00 



Paid to Oct. 13 




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Avoca, Hol.v Inrocnnts* 

Beaufort, St. Clement's 

0«md'-n. St. Joseph's 

Greenville, St. Andrew's 

Haddock's Cross Roads, 

St. Stephen's 

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Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas' 

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Roner, St. Ann's 

Williamston, St. Ignatius' 

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Among the divine utterances of Jesus Christ, 
none carr}^ with it greater promise for the ultimate 
happiness of mankind than the words, "1 have come 
that ye might have life and have it more abun- 

What of the responsibility imposed upon the in- 
dividual Christian by these words? Truly Christ 
came, as the history of the Christian world has 
proven, that man might live a more abundant life, 
but the goal iias not been reached, socially or indus- 
trially and it is only through the individual mem- 
bers of the Church that the great promise can be 
made of s'O'me effect. This truth will become a liv- 
ing issue in social re'lationships when the church 
member recognizes himself as an instrument of God 
working for the betterment of his fellow man. 

All men in the sight of God are brothers, when 
we say "Our Father" we acknowledge man as our 
brother and commit ourselves to help all the chil- 
dren of God and accept the tact that the responsi- 
bility of his condition rests with us. If we truly 
love our fellow man, our task is light, because love 
is the motive power of service, God is love and be- 
lief in God means belief in love, and belief in love 
enlists us in all movements for the betterment of 

If we ''profess and call oursehes Christians" we 
must practice Christianity and the climax of our re- 
ligious life should be service. Our Lord held the 
principles of service to be as binding on His follow- 
ers as on Himself. "A.s thou didst send me into the 
world, even so send I them." A clear recognition of 
this principle would promote the wholesomeness of 
our own religious exoerience. It is very easy to be- 
come so absorbed in our religious life that the prac- 
tical is overlooked. "Faith s'hould be a stimulus, 
not a sedative." 

From the days of the Apostles the Church has 
served humanity as Jesus intended. Down through 
the ages it has befriended the needy, lonely and 
grief'-stricken ; sheltered and fed the homeless ; look- 
ed after the young and aged ; healed the sick an'd 
ministered to the d3dng; counseled the wayward and 
forgiven them and has fostered culture and educa 

For centuries its orders were the onlv institu- 
tions and workers. With the growth of civilizatioa 
came education and economic nrivilep-es to lavmen 
and thev beir^n to take over nuirJi of the church's 
work, always looking to the Church for sunport and 
V- . Thus has come into being" ChristiatT-'Sfe'al Ser- 

vice which is truly "man's humanity to man" and 
a large body of lay men and women of the Church 
have, through this change and growth, become in- 
struments through which Christ's purposes for man- 
kind are carried out. 

Not alone must we have a right relationship with 
G'od, but we must have a right relationship with 
one another and the environment in which we live. 
W^e are all partners with God and with one another 
in working out the purpose of Creation. 

To provide an equal opportunity to live and to 
develop the perfect character for every individual 
should be the aim of the Church cmd the members 
of the church should be so interested in the welfare 
of all the sons of God that they study and vvor'k . 
for the creation of a social organization which will 
be a fitting expression of the Kingdom of our Lord 
on earth. 

Wg church members can do this only as we carr v 
our Lord's spirit into all social relations. It is only 
as we value human beings above everything in life 
and cultivate a sense of our own unity with other 
people that we can remove the handicaps and build 
a world in which all of God's children, redeemed 
by Christ, equally with ourselves, can find the abun- 
dant life which he so graciously promised. 

Chairman Christian Social Service of Woman's 


The business manager of Camp Leach, the Rev. 
Stephen Gardner, who is also Rector of St. Peter's 
Church in Washington earnestly requests the read- 
ers of the Mission Herald to look over the back 
numbers of the Herald and once more read what he 
had to say about the Camp and the immediate needs 
of the Camp. 

He mo'difies certain statements to the effect that, 
to date, November 14'th, he has received no response 
whatever to his call for heln in order to relieve the 
Diocese of certain obligations it made to get the 
necessary improvements in the Camp in time for the 
opening last June. 

Two thousand dollars of the money borrowed 
from the Diocese will become due on November 
20th and ought to be paid without renewing the 
note. He urges some kind friends who are sokl on 
the nronosition of the Camn to come to our rescue 
and pay this note ofip. Lie staites that he hinr^Hf is 
taking care of the runnin'g expenses of the Camn 
such as electricity, telephone, and the care-taker, 
until such time as fimds are received in the Treas- 
ur^^ which will be next June. 

The Mission Herald 





Following the adiournnient of the splendid Con- 
vention of the Young Peo[)le's Service League in 
St. John's, Fayetteville, on Sunday morning Octo- 
ber 16th I visited the Sanatorium in Hoke County 
that afternoon and confirmed one person, presented 
by the Rev. Howar^d Alligood. The Sanatorium 
offers a wonderful opportunity for the true&t kind 
of Christian Social Service and it is my hope that our 
people generally may realize the importance of Mr. 
Alligood's pastoral work in that institution and as- 
sist him through personal service as well as by the 
gifts of books and other literature. 

On the night of Octdber 16th I preached and con- 
firmed five persons presented by Mr. Alligood, in 
Christ Church, Hope Mills. 

On the night of the 18th I made an address on 
Evangelism before the Men's Club of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, at 6.30 P. M., 
and presided at an Interracial meeting at 8.00 P. M. 

On the 19th I attended a meeting of the Board of 
Trustees of St. Mary's School in Raleigh. 

On the 20th I attended and took part in the 
Clergy Conference in Christ Church, New Bern. 

On Sunday, the 23rd, at 11.00 A. M., I preached 
and confirmed seven persons, presented by the Rev. 
B. F. Huske. D. D., in St. Mary's Church, Kinston. 

On Tuesday night, the 25th, I made an address on 
the subject "The Whole Church at Work in Each 
Parish," at a mass meeting in Emmanuel Church, 

On the 28th I confirmed two persons presented 
by the Rev. W. H. Milton, D. D., at St. James' 
Church, Wilmington, at 9.00 A. M., and one person 
in private, presented by the Rev. E. W. Halleck for 
St. John's Church, Wilmington, at 11.00 A. M. 

On Sunday, the 30th. I preached in St. Thomas' 
Church, Windsor at 11.00 A. M., Holy Inncvcents', 
Avoca, at 3.00 P. M., and St. Mark's Church, Roxo- 
bel. at 7.30 P. M. 

On the 31st T had a pleasant conference and de- 
lightful dinner with the Rector and Vestry of St. 
Paul's Church, Edenton. 

On the afternoon of the same day I confirmed one 
person in i^rivate, presented by the Rev. A. J. 
Mackie for Grace Church, Woodville, in Kelford. 

On the night of the 31st I preached and confirmed 
three persons presented by Rev. A. J. Mackie in 
Grace Church, Woodville. 

On Thursday, November 3rd, I attended and 
took part in the meeting of the Convocation of 
Wilmirigton in Holy Innocents' Qiurch, Lenoir 

On the 4th I attended and took part in the meet- 
ing of the Convocation of Edenton in Grace Church, 

Both Convocations were well attended and much 
interest was manifested in the splendid reports ot 
the Diocesan and Convocational ofificers. 

The two Convocational Presidents, Mrs. J. Q. 
Beckwith and Mrs. W. S. Carawan presided over 
their respective Convocations with ease and dignity 
and we feel confident that the w^ork entrusted to 
them wi-1 be performed with zeal and efficiency. 

On the evening of November 4th I preached and 
confirmed five persons, presented by the Rev. A. H. 
Marshall, in St. Luke's Church, Roper. 

On the morning of Sunday, the 6th, I preached, 
and confirmed five persons presented by the Rev. 
Charles E. Williams, in Christ Church, Creswell. 

In the afternoon I preached, and confirmed twen- 
ty-six persons, presented by Mr. Williams, in Gali- 
lee Mission, Lake Phelps. 

This Mission has accomplished wonders during 
the past ten years under the leadership of Mr. 
Williams and is becoming to East Carolina what 
Alaska is to the General Church — a source of en- 
thusiasm and true insjiiration. The Mission now 
numbers seventy communicants and has a day 
school of thirty and a Church School of one hundred 
and fifty men, women and children. 

The services of Miss Lona Belle Weatherly as 
IT. T. O. worker at Galilee Mission deserves the 
gratitude and jiraise of the whole Diocese and we 
are trulv thankful for her cheerful and efificient 
labors for Christ and His Church in that fruitful 

On the night of the 6th T preached, and con- 
firmed three persons, presented by Mr. Williams, in 
St. Andrew's Church, Columbia, thus bringing to a 
close a very busy, but very inspiring and satisfac- 
torv dav. 

On Mondav. the 7th, T returned to Wilmington 
in time to exercise my right as a citizen on Election 

Bv the time this issue of the Mission Hrrald 
reaches vou. the clergy of the Diocese will have 
presented to vou the fine, helpful Program prenared 
by the Field Department and adopted by the Clergy 


in Conference and by both Convocations. 

May I urge you to co-operate with the Diocesan 
authorities and your own clergyman in making this 
Program effective in every Mission and Parish in 
the Diocese, tlius making it possible for us to carr}- 
on with faith and confidence the great work which 
our Master and Lord has committed to our hands. 

May I close with a great statement from our 
National Council — 

■'Together we place our dependence upon God 
and our confidence in the clergy and laity of the 
Church, knowing that the work of the Church is 
His work whom we love and whom we serve and 
that we, who are signed with the Cross, have 
pledged ourselves unreservedly as fellow laborers 
with God." ■ ~ 

Faithfully and aflfectionately. 

Your Friend and Bishop, 




Frona Sundav, November 20th, to Sunday, De- 
cember 18th. 
20 St. James', Wilmington, 11:00 A. M. 

St. Paul's, Wilmington, 6:00 P. M. 
22 Seventy-fifth Anniversary Service. 

St. Paul's, Beaufort, 1] :00 A. M. 
25 Delgado Mission, Wilmington, 8.00 P. M. 

27 St. John's, Pitt County, 11:00 A. M. 
St. Luke's, Winterville, 3:30 P. M. 
St. James', Ayden. 7:30 P. M. 

28 St. Thomas', Bath, 11 :00 A. M. 
Trinity, Chocowinity, 7 :30 P. M. 

30 Quarterly Meeting, Diocesan Brotherhood of 

St. Andrew, St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

4 St. Paul's, Edenton, 11.00 A. M. 
Mission, Meege, 3:00 P. M. 

St. John-Evangelist, Edenton, 7 :30 P. M. 

5 St. Paul's, Vanceboro, 7:30 P. M. 
8 St. Philip's, Southport, 7 :30 P. M. 

11 Holy Trinity, Hertford, 11:00 A. M. 
St. Joseph's, Camden, 3:00 P. M. 
St. Philip's, Elizabeth City, 5:00 P. M. 
Christ Church, Elizabeth City, 8:00 P. M. 

13 Meeting of the National Commission on Evan- 
gelism — New York City. 

16 St. Andrew's, Wrightsville Sound, 7:30 P. M. 

18 St. Barnabas', Snow Hill, 11 :00 A. M. 
St. Stephen's, Goldsboro, 7:30 P. M. 

To date, November 15th, our average attendance 
at our Church School for the fourth quarter has 
been 42. We have six good size classes and teach 
from the "Cradle to the Grave." 

In the Mission Herald for May we requested a 
small Communion Set. To prove it pays to adver- 
tise, even in our Mission Herald, our request was 
read in Bisbee, Ariz., by the Rev. Wiliam E. Cox, 
formerly of this Diocese. On his return to the Old 
North State, he, after some correspondence with oiu- 
Layman-in-Charge, has furnished us a very nice Set 
and most suitable to our needs. This Set consists 
of Chalice, Paten, Bread Box and Wine Cruet (cut 
glass") ; also several of the Linens. This set was 
used by the late Dr. James Carmichael for twenty- 
four years and afterwards by Rev. Mr. Cox for 
twenty-five as their traveling set, although some- 
what large for that. Our Bishop on his visit to us 
Friday, November 25th, 7.30 p. m., is expected to 
dedicate this Set in memory of and as a memorial to 
Dr. Carmichael. Both of these priests were former 
Rectors of St. John's of this City. 

Last month we, not having heard from our re- 
quest, mentioned same again and as a result some 
money was sent to us toward paying for a Set. 
This money will make our Set complete for we 
shall purchase the rest of the Linens. 

Delgado Mission wants to thank its many friends 
and wisli them God's Blessing. Come to see us 
sometime. A welcome awaits you. 


The Young People's .Service League of Christ 
Church held a delightful party on Hallowe'en. This 
party took the form of a "Pirut's Bawl." Every- 
one was required to come in costume or walk the 
plank, a diversion enjoyed by pirates many years 
ago. Everyone though was in costume — Captain 
Kidd and his wife and Long John Silver and his 
captives all attended. A grand march was held 
and the first prize went to Lacy Brayshaw for a 
most complete pirate co.stume, pig tail and all. 

Robertha Kafer won first prize for the girls. 
After dancing and various time honored Hallowe'en 
customs were indulged in, doughnuts, cider and 
lollypops were enjoyed. Much credit is due the 
social chairman, Robertha Kafer, for a well planned 
and executed party. Everyone had a hilarious time. 

A. H. C. 


General Church 

By Rep. IDUliam H. Millon. D.D. 



SIONS. The heathen are a lot better off left to 
their own ways, and their own religions suit them 
best.' Thus the man who also says that it is a mis- 
take to educate the Negro, that America can keep 
out of world affairs, that the French are a frivolous 
people and the Japanese dishonest. He believes 
such things just as he believes billboards. He has 
of course never visited a mission, and probably 
never even met a missionary. If he has traveled, 
his opinions have been formed b_Y other tourists 
like himself, or by the remarks of some chance ac- 
quaintance doing business in the Orient, and his 
im|)ress:ons of missionaries, who usually travel 
second-class, are derived from observing them from 
the serene altitude of the first-class deck. 

It is hard to say just why or how this low o'^in- 
ion of Foreign Missions got started in the United 
States. It was not the fashion to think in that way 
fifty years ago. But now, though Foreign Mis- 
sions had a very respectable beginning with St. 
Paul, though we owe to Jesuit missions much of 
'the early exploration and development of the con- 
tinent, and though we have been ourselves a great 
missionary people, one hears continually that mis- 
sions are harmful— first, because they unsettle the 
lower classes ; second, because they introduce cus- 
toms and diseases which are destructive of primi- 
tive peoples ; third, because they give the native a 
religon to which he is not suited ; and fourth, be- 
cause missionaries live luxurious lives, not in har- 
mony with the ideals of a religion of self-sacrifice." 

IF YOU KNOW ANY ONE, like the man 
described in the above, and there are still such peo- 
ple, ask your rector to get for you the folder en- 
titled, '"The Case for Foreign Missions," by Henry 
A. Perkins, from which the above is taken, and 
give it to him. It can be obtained free from The 
Church Missions House. 281 Fourth Avenue, New 
York City. Dr. Perkins is not a missionary, but 
the professor of physics at Trinity College. Hart- 
ford, Conn. His article was first published in 'The 
American Mercury", and, therefore, can hardly be 

charged with blind partiality to Missions. 

and Missionaries are doing: One of the Chinese 

who were baptized at Hsiakwan during the past 
year is a professor in the national university at 
that place. He had spent six years in America, at 
Cornell and Iowa State University, and was first 
interested in Christianitv b)' some Christian Orien- 
tal students at a Christmas house-party at Taylor 
Hall, Racine (which has been succeeded by Brent 
House, Chicago). He also attended the Ei)iscopal 
Church at Ames for about a year. In recent years 
he had been in despair over the evils he saw around 
him in China, and two years ago he said to the 
Rev. John Magee of Hsiakwan, "Christians have 
something to give them hope when everything is 
utterly hopeless." He read and studied and talked 
with Mr. Magee, and tried to find reality in prayer, 
and at least reached the point where he could be- 
come wholeheartedly a Christian. 

HERE IS THIS AGAIN as a sample of mis- 
sionary activities to which the most hard-boiled 
critic of Missions might subscribe: 

The Chihlren's Home at I'ella Vista, Panama 
Canal Zone, n'ow has forty in the family, represent- 
ing thirteen nationalities ; American, Panamanian, 
Chinese, Colombian, Ecuadorian, Venezuelan, 
Greek, Turk, Dutch West Indies, Costa Rican, 
.Puerto Rican, Italian, German. 

The foo'd budget allows only $100 per month, or 
$2.50 per child. The total cost for maintenance of 
one child is .$5.00 a month, but this includes no 
milk, no eggs, and meat only once a week. "Funds 
are low and we can just lim[) from month to 
month." ****** 

following by way of "good cheer" for those who 
do believe in Missions, Foreign or Home: 

What has the Church to offer of help and en- 
couragement? Just this : Christ's promise of power. 
Not more of that physical jiower that we have not 
vet learned to master and use in production and 
diistribution and consumntion ; but more of that 
living vital power that enables us to overcome the 
world of enervating doubt and paralyzing fear. — 
Bishoo McDowell, Alabama. 

A combination of quiet and energy is what we 
must seek. You will remember that such an ex- 
perience was that of Ezekiel in a time of great na- 
tional distress and tmgedy. TTp was quiet enough 


to see the gflory of God, and as he saw, he fell upon 
his face and heard a voice that said, "Son of man, 
stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee," 
and the prophet adds, "The spirit entered into me 
when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet." 
— Grace Lindley. Executive Secretary, Woman's 



The clerical members of the Convocation of 
Edenton, in session at Plymouth, November 4th, 
voted unanimously and lieartily in favor of hav- 
ing a committee draw up a resolution expressing 
our regar'ds for Dr. Drane; this resolution to be 
recorded in the minutes of the meeting and given 
as much publicity as possible. The resolution fol- 
lows : 

"By this resolution, we, the members of the 
Convocation of Edenton, do hereby desire to ex- 
press our deep love and appreciation to the Rev. 
Robert Brent Drane, D. D., who has recently re- 
signed as rector of St. Paul's Church, Edenton. We 
are thankful to God for his splendid and consecrate>l 
ministry of more than half a century. We are con- 
scious of his challenge to each of us to be and to 
do our best in this sacred profession which he has 
so beautifully served. We heartily urge that Dr. 
Drane continue his association with us in this Con- 
vocation so long as he shall live." 

W. A. Lillycrop, 
Arthur H. Marshall. 
' Committee. 

T- Leon Malone, 

Secretarv, Convocation. 


The Young People's Service League of St. John's 
Parish, Wilmington, presented a liglit comedy en- 
titled, "The Eligible ATr. Bangs", in St. James' Par- 
ish House on Thursday, November 10th. 
Cast of Characters 

Miss TyUcille Morgan Julia Winstead 

Mr. Leighton Langs Jack Alexander 

Mrs. Jane Foster Catherine Cantwell 

]\Ir. Tom Foster J. Sothern Hatchell 

Place — Sitting room of Mrs. Foster's Home. 

Time— Evening. 

Directed by Mrs. Hardwicke. 

Preceding the presentation of the play, delight- 
ful musical features were rendered by Miss Mil- 
dred Farrar, vocailst and Miss Mary Eunice Wells, 

The Rector of the Parish, the Rev. Stephen 
Gardner, observed his thirteenth anniversary as 
Rector of St. Peter's Church on the Seventeentli 
Sunday after Trinity, September 18t'h. On the 
Friday immediately before this Sunday the Rector 
was host to the members of the Choir and of the 
Vestry at a supper in the Parish House. 

At the early celebration of the Holy Commun- 
ion on the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity the 
Rector blessed a Pair Linen Cloth given in mem- 
ory of Mrs. David Tayloe, Sr., by her sister Airs. 
Howard who is living in the Philippines. Tlie 
lace on this Altar Cloth was made by Philippino 
women from Bagio. 

On the nineteenth Sunday after Trinity John C. 
Rodman, Jr., of the Law Firm of McLean & Rod- 
man, became the Sujjerintendcnt of the Churclii 
School. Signs of a great leadership are already 

Two hundred parishioners were present at a 
Parish Supper served by the ladies of the Parish 
in the Gymnasium of the Parish House on Friday 
evening, October 21st. Edmund H. Harding, or- 
ganist and choirmaster, acted as toastmaster. A 
representative of each parish organization was call- 
ed upon to tell of the activities of the several organ- 
izations. The Rector made a short talk on coopera 
tion from the Rector's point of view. And John 
Bragaw made a talk on cooperation from the lay- 
man's point of view. It was decided to make this 
an annual event. 

As the result of this Supper a Parish 
Council is being organized and will meet for the 
first time in November. 

The Rector will celebrate the Twentieth Anni- 
versary of his ordination to the Diaconate on 
Thanksgiving Day, November twenty-fourth. 

The American Legion attended St. Peter's 
Church in a body on the twenty-fourth Sunday after 
Trinity, the Sunday immediately before Armistice 
Day. The Rector preached the sermon. Pie was 
assisted in the Celebration of the Holy Communion 
by the Rev. Sidney Mathews. Cliaj-ilain of the loca^ 
post of the Legion. 

The Rector.through the Comman'der, and also 
3)y personal invitation, urged the men to remain in 
Church throughout the service, and those who were 
members of churches to receive their communioti. 
At the same time he urged the other members of the 
congregation to remain throughout the service. 

The whole service was a blessed and very heln- 
ful occasion, and one appreciated by the members 
of the Legion. 




The Diocesan Program for 1932-33, presented by 
the Field Department, and adt^pted at a confer- 
ence of the Bishop and Clergy o^ the Diocese, held 
in Christ Church, New Bern, October 20, 1932. 

1. To make the effort to have a full represen- 
tation at the meetings of the Convocations. The 
Wilmington Convocation to be held on November 
3rd, and the Edenton Convocation to be held on 
November 4th. This program to be presented at 
both meetings. 

2. To designate the Sunday next before Ad- 
■ vent, November 20th, PAY-UP-SUNDAY. To urge 

all the members of the Church in every parish and 
mission to make the effort to pay tihe balance due 
on their pledges up to this date. To request every 
parish and mission to remit to the Diocesan Treas- 
urer all the money collected on this Sunday, and on 
hand for this purpose, AT ONCE. 

3. To preach on each of the Sundays in Novem- 
ber on the subject, "The Promsie of Power" — using 
as a basis the material suggested in the booklet 
provided by the General Church, entitled, "The 
Promise of Power." 

4. To make an every member visitation and 
survey in every parish an'd mission in the Diocese 
during the period November 27th to December 11th. 
The purpose of this survey: — 

(a) To impress upon each member of 
the Church the importance of the six 
point program enumerated on the sur- 
vey card. 

(b) To get full information concern- 
ing every member as outlined on the sur- 
vey card. 

(c) To encourage and request the 

members who have not pledged to do so 

at this time. 


(d) To encourage and request the 

members who have pledged to continue 
the same until the close of the year — • 
April 30th. 1933. 
(The visitation and survey card to be furnished 
by the Diocese). 

5. To organize in each of the 12 Districts of 
the Diocese a District Committee. This Commit- 
tee to prepare and be responsible for the conduct 
and completion of the Ever)' Member Visitation 
and Survev to be held November 27-December 11 : 

and the preparation and conduct of the Every 
Member Canvass, to be conducted during the first 
four weeks of Lent, 1933. 

6. To begin on the lirst Sunday in Epiphany, 
1933, the preparation for the new Canvass. The 
study periods of the Woman's Auxiliary, 'the spec- 
ial article prepared for. the IvTission Herald and 
the sermons during this Epiphany Season to be 
based upon the fundamentals of Christian teaching 
and living. The effort of this period to be linked 
up in a very definite way with the program of 
Christ's Church as presented in the General Church 
program, the program of the Diocese and the pro- 
gram of the Parish. 

7. To hold meetings with the District Com- 
mittees during this Epiphany Season to give infor- 
mation and instruction concerning the preparation 
and conduct of the Every Member Canvass. 

8. To make the pre-Lenten season a time for 
prayer and meditation. To conduct Missions in 
such places as desire them, or need them, placing 
emphasis upon the teaching of the Church as pre- 
sented in the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels for the 
three Sundays in this Season. 

9. To conduct an Every Member Canvass in 
CESE, sometime during the first four weeks in 
Lent, 1933. This Canvass to be conducted by Dis- 
tricts, and with the aid of Canvassers who have 
been prepared for this work. - -■ • -'■ .•.. . - 

10. Every parish and mission to prepare and 
present to every member in the parish or mission 
a financial program. This program to include a 
study of the amounts needed for the work in the 
parish, and the apportionment of the parish or mis- 
sion for the work of the Diocese and General 
Church — , together with such detailed information 
as thought necessary and essential to give to every 
member a clear understanding of the financial needs 
of the parish or mission and the Diocese and Gen- 
eral Church. 


Mr. Scott Benton, of Sunbury, who was con- 
firmed when the Bishop was here the last time, 
has moved to Roanoke Rapids to practice law. He 
graduated at Carolina last Spring. 

Plans are made for a monthly publication for this 
field. It is to be called "The A.-^sistant Rector." It 
will be published by the rector and sent free of 
charge to every home where there is an Episcopal- 
ian, to communicants who have moved else- 
where and to the boys and girls away in school. 


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East Carolina's quota for the work of the General 
Church during 1932 is $11,800.00. We 'have paid 
to date $4,789.00, leaving a balance of $7,011.00 to 
be pai'd by December 31, 1932. Having told the 
General Church to expect the full amount of our 
quota, we l)elieve that every parish, mission and 
individual in the Diocese will make it possible for 
the Diocese to take care of this obligation promptly. 

We shall have enough money for the purpose if 
the apiiortinnments of oni parishes and missions are 
l^aid to that date. 


The Mission Herald needs your help in securing 
new subscriptions and renewals. AYe know that 
manv of our people w'ho are not sul>scril)ers. would 
like to take the paper, and that those whose sul)- 
scrintions have exoired would renew, if they were 
visited by a member of the Woman's .A.uxiliary or 
other organization. If each parish and mission 
would send us as many new subscriptions as we 
have received from the Wilmington parishes during 
the past month, we would have more than a 
thousand new subscribers. The Auxiliaries au'l 
other organizations can do a good piece of mission- 
ary work by placing the Mission Herald in e\'ery 
home in the Diocese, ft will helo us and be aonre- 
ciated if vou will write us that your narishor mission 
will begin this month to work for the Mission 
TTorald. ' . 

East Carolina is very fortunate in having a very 
active Finance Department. Througth its Chair- 
man, Mr. John R. Tolar of Fayetteville, the De- 
partment is in close touch with the financial condi- 
tion of the Diocese at all times. The Treasurer of 
the Diocese, by resolution of the Executive Council, 
is required to submit reports quarterly during this 
year to the Chairman of the Dejiartment, and the 
Department has authority to revise the budget of 
the Diocese at the end of each quarter in case the 
income from all sources should shrink to such an 
extent as to render such revision advisable. 


On account of our new fiscal year, which runs 
from May 1. 1932, to April 30, 1933, our Every Mem- 
ber Canvass will not be held this fall, but there will 
be an Every ATember \^isitation and Survey at the 
time when the other Dioceses are having the Every 
Member Canvass, November 27th to December 11th. 
During this .Survey, the members, who did not 
pledge last fall, will be encouraged and requested 
to make their pledges at this time and those who 
did make a pledge will be asked to continue same 
until the close of the year, April 30, 1932. Each 
member of the Church in Hast Carolina should have 
a part in the work by making pledges for the work 
of the Parish, Diocese and General Church. 

Due to some over-sight the following executive 
officers of the Young People's Service League were 
omitted in last month's Alission Herald. 

Chairman of District No. 1 — Rosalee McNeil 
Chairman of District No. 2 — Gerard Hardy 
Chairman of District No. 3 — ATary Tankard 
Chairman of District No. 4— William \Miite, Jr. 
Pulilicity Chairman — J. Sothern Hatchell. 
Chairman of the Committee on Young People's 
work, Mrs. E. P. Pailev. 


For many years a well-known missioner through- 
out the Church, sometime general missionary and 
archdeacon in Oklahoma and Texas, and later dean 
of Trinity Cathedral at Little Rock, Arkansas, now 
lies critically ill at his hbme in Kinston, North 
Carolina, following a second m.ajor operation at the 
Alemorial General Hospital. Dr. Hartley is in his 
seventieth year. 

— Southern Churchma'i, 



Our One Offering for the Orphanage 

By Canonical action oi the three Diocesan Con- 
ventions, the Thompson Orphanage is allotted one 
offering a year, on Thanksgiving Day. This offer- 
ing has been smaller each year for several years, due 
to the diminisiiing attendance at the Thanksgiving 
services because of the increasing number and popu- 
larity of football games, and the a'bsence of mem- 
bers on vteek-end trips and for family dinners and 
re-unions. If not present at the service the offer- 
ing usually is forgotten and the Orphanage suffers 

Our good Presbyterian friends at the last meet- 
ing of Synod voted to take an offering for their 
Orphanage on both the Sunday before and also the 
Sunday after Thanksgiving Day. In this way they 
hone to get a res[ionse from all the membership. 

The Masonic and Junior Orders assess each mem- 

We need to adopt some such method if the Or- 

_^ phanage is to get, shall we call it, a "square deal?" 

1^ For the past several years we have had many 

new an'd unusual demands upon our pocketbooks 

and our giving has been spread out "pretty thin." 

The old established charities MUST NOT BE 

If children have to he dismissed from an Orphan- 
age in many cases it means support must be pro 
vided for both child and a surviving parent, who 
has been able to work only because the child has 
been cared for. 

"No economy cuts which hurt the child must be 
allowed. •: ;; . 

Plan for your offering in advance and give as 
generously as you can. 

Jersey City Plant Account 

To Guaranty Trust Co. No. 33105 

1-23 New York, N. Y. 1-23 Date 10-17-32. 

Pav Three Hundred Twenty Five & No-00 

Dollars— $325.00 
To the order of 

Mr W. H. Wheeler, Supt., 
Thomnson Ornhanage, 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Res-ister No. li)-082 

The above is an attempt to reproduce the check 
recently received from the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet 
Company, Premium Department for $325 in pay- 
ment for 65,000 Octagon Soap Coupons gathered 
by the Auxiliaries under the splendid leadership of 
Miss Rena Clark, and by the Young Peo'ple's Ser- 
vice Leagues and many individuals. 

This money is being placed in a Savings Ac- 
count to draw interest. We hope the interest will 
not be much, that sounds strange, but what we 
mean is, we hope in a few more months to have 
enough coupons to secure the Laundry Presser. 



The Woman's Auxiliary of St. Thomas' Church 
meets every week on Tuesday evening at seven 

Once a month we have a business meeting and 
pay our dues. At this meeting refreshments are 

Rev. Sidney Matthews, our Rector, is always a 
welcome guest. 

We start on time, meetings last one hour. After 
devotional exercises we have readings from our 
Church papers — usually The Mission Herald. The 
Auxiliary subscribes to the Mission Herald so every 
member can keep in touch with the East Carolina 
Diocese news. Our yearh' assessments are paid, 
United Thank Offering sent in both Spring and 

The Auxiliary sent one girl to Camp Leach for 
two weeks, and we consider this the most worth- 
while achievement of the year. The splendid work 
she has done for our young people has more than 
repaid us. 

Last Spring we made twenty-five dollars and 
thirty cents !)y work done by members at Auxiliary 

In Christian Social Service work twenty families 
have been helped in food and clothing. We also 
helped in making and distributing clothes made 
from Red Cross materials. Ten work shirts were 
sent to mission schools. 

Every Auxiliary member goes to Sunday School 
. — five members teach classes. We are looking for- 
ward with pleasure to our winter's work in the 
^Voman's Auxiliary. 

Mrs Gondridge A. Wilson, 
' , Vice President. 




Report to Church Council for October, 1932 

Madam President and Members of the Parish Coun- 
cil : 

On Oct. 12th, the Church School Service League 
met in the Great Jlall to l:>co;in again our program 
of "Worship and Service." Miss Leonora wel- 
comed us and led the meeting, reminding us of the 
aims and plans for service through our League. 

Each one who is a meml)er of the Church School 
is also a member of its Service League and no one 
can do the other fellow's work. If any member of 
the Church School is not taking his or her part in 
the ])ro-gram of the Service League, it is like a 
great big circle with nothing in it. We are glad to 
sav that there are not many empty circles, because 
there are only 3 girls and 3 boys who are not on 
hand each week to fill their circles full of work, and 
loving interest for other children in God's Great 

Our meetings are always begun with prayer, and 
we include prayers that we write ourselves. Here 
is one written liy Eliza Wootten : "O God, bless 
this League, and help us to do goo'd this year in 
every way we can. for any who needs our help. 
Llelp us to have courage to stand for what is right, 
and be true and loyal to our leaders; through Jesus 
Christ; Amen." 

We are verv busy getting our Christmas Box 
ready to send to some Trichan boys and girls at the 
Church of the Holy Spirit, in -Randlett, Utah. We 
are also colTecting clothes and food and are helping- 
some families liere at home that Mrs. Thomas and 
Mrs. Pennypacker told us about. We have given 
some of our used Church School leaflets to help in 
the Clnirch School at St. Andrew's on the Sound. 
We have l^egun again our regular attendance for 
"worship" at the 11:00 o'clock Service on Sun'day 
morning, thinking of it as TITE most necessary and 
helpful act by which to fit ourselves for God's plan 
for each and every one of us. 

We are g'lad for what we have been able to do 
in the past, and sliall try each year to become more 
and more useful. 

A-ud so, we pledge to each other, to all our lead- 
ers, and to Dr. Milton our loyalty that we may 
continue to grow in good works, as we grow in age. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Mary Williams Parsley, and 
Helen Strange Rridgers, 

Appointed from Group led by Mrs. Horace Emer- 
■son and Mrs. Douglas Clarke. 

Madam President and Members of the Parish Coun- 
cil : 
Jn connection with this report I wish to express 
my deep appreciation and thanks to those who ha\-e 
undertaken to help carry on and develop the use- 
fulness of the Churcli School Service League. The 
enrollment has grown so steadily, and the interest 
sustained so enthusiastically, that 1 felt it was al- 
most necessary, and certainly wise, to secure a suf- 
ficient number of leaders, whereby the League 
might be divided into smaller groups, in order to 
develop more leadership among the children them- 
selves to fit them for service now and in the fu- 
ture. Following Dr. Milton's wise i)lan of careful 
selection of teachers for the Church School classes, 
I ha\-e 'selected the best leaders to be had, and they 
have most enthusiasticallv entered into the work. 
Those in charge of the various groups, and assist- 
ants, are: Mrs. J. LI. Durham, Mrs. Horace Emer- 
son, Mrs. Douglas Clarke, Mrs. G. Thomas Swain, 
Mrs. .S. A. Stockard, Miss Elizabeth Howard, Tom 
James, Bradley Wootten, Piilly Broadfoot, and Jack 
Alexander. Respectfully submitted, 

Leonora Cantwcll, 
Director — Church School Service League. 


Beaufort, N. C. .\o\'. 10: The people of St. 
Paul's Parish are busily engaged in preparing for 
the celebration of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of 
the first service held in the present edifice, which 
falls on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd. It is expected that a 
goodly numlier of the former parishoners, ex-rec- 
tors, and the clergy of the Diocese will be ])resent 
at the celebration, which will l^e a Commemorative 
Eucliarist with the Bishoo of the Diocese as Cele- 
brant. .Among those expected to be present are 
the five Priests who were reared in the parish, 
namely: The Rev. Walter Raleigh Noe, Secretary 
of the Diocese of East Carolina ; The Rev. Thomas 
Pasteur Noe, .Superintendent and Chanlain of the 
Children's LTome 'Orphanage, York, S. C. ; The 
Rev. Alexander Constantine Davis Xoe, Rector of 
.St. James Church, Ayden. N. C. ; The Very Rev. 
Israel Llarding Noe, Dean of St. Mary's Cathe- 
dral. Memphis, Tenn., and the Rev. John Benners 
Gibb'le, Rector of The Church of the Good Shepherd, 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Much has been accomplished in the parish dur- 
ing the past year, and the peonle as a whole feel 
very much encouraged. The Church building has 
been completely renovated inside, a new carpet has 

\OVK.MI5ER, 1932 


been placed in the aisle, a predilla placed in the 
.sanctuary, and the Altar Ivail has been restored. 
The Rev. Joiin iSenners (nl>ble and his sisters jjre- 
sented a beautiful AJissel-stand to the parisJi in 
memory of their relatives who ^vere Communicants 
of the Church. At the present time workmen are 
engaged in installing a central heating plant in the 
church bui'iding, which is to he a corporate gift on 
the part of the peonle of the parish in memory of 
those faitliful parishioners who lia\e entered into the 
Churcli Triumi)hant. 

With the physical develoj^ment of the parisli. 
there has ))etn in like measure a development nu- 
merically. During the past year 88 persons have 
been confirmed, and U') children and adults have 
received Holy Baptism. It is expected that an- 
other class will be presented to the liisho]) l)y the 
Rector at the -\nniAersarv Ser\!ce. 


Numerous small pieces of various kinds of vain 
able, handmade laces, contributed by manv mem- 
bers of the congregation, have been made into fonr 
exquisite lace cloths for use during the Holy Com- 
munion services at historic Christ E])isco;)al Church 
at New Hern. 

Only two other such lace sets are known to exist 
in America, one at the Cathedral of St. John the 
Divine in New York and the other at the Cathedral 
in Denver. Colo. The monetary value of such pieces 
is said to be inestimable, but apart from the rare 
value of the laces the cloths are priceless for senti- 
mental reasons. Airs. D. L. Ward of New Bern 
has recently made a corporal and a chalice veil, and 
-Airs. H. C. Lumsden of New Bern has finished a 
credence cover for the set, all to be used with the 
handsome altar cloth or fair linen made a few years 
ago by Miss Elizabeth Griffin of New Bern, now 
doing church secretarial work in the Phili])pine Is- 

The corporal made by Mrs. Ward is twenty-one 
inches square, and conl:?ins a cross in the center as 
required by church rules. The chalice veil is nine- 
teen inches square, with its cross on the edge of 
the hem and small "I. H S." The credence cloth, 
made by Airs. Lumsden, is oblong. 

These three new cloths are t'o be consecrated as 
a memorial from the Woman's Auxiliary of the 
Church, in memory of Airs. Ilbert deL. Brayshaw, 
wife of the rector, who died the day before last 
Easter. She had been an interested, active mem- 
ber of the Auxiliary during the several months of 
her residencee in New Bern. 

It was a stU|)endous task to take hundreds of 
donations of various kinds of beautiful laces and 
put tlicm into cloths [liat iiave definite sizes and 
patterns, carrying out church regulations and re- 
quirements. The placing of the different bits to 
balance corners, arrange designs and match types 
was no easy task; but its successful culndnation 
makes the results valuable and charming. 

The laces came from many \)arts f>f the world — 
.Australia, Malta. Italy, Ticlgium, Ireland and many 
other countries. They were brought out of family 
chests, taken from colonial handkerchiefs, borrowed 
from wedding veils, and jiurchasfd from exclusive 
foreign shops. To know the kinds ol laces. Airs. 
Ward studied carefully for many nionths in New 
iJern, Philadelphia anil New York. 

These covers are approj)riately elTective for the 
historic Church at New Bern. They will go well 
with the silver communion service presented to 
the i'arish by King George II of E^ngland. Prob- 
ably no Church in America vill hiv:e more reason 
to feel proud of its connnunion equipment. 

A. II. C. 


Raleigh, X. C, November 5, 1932. 
Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., 
126 W. Alorgan St., 
Raleigh, N. C. 
Dear Air. Partrick : 

Page four of the Living Church for .\o\-ember 5, 
1932, contains the following item: 

"LOS ANGELES- On Octooer 3d in Grace 
Church, Glendora, the Rev. Jack Rountree was ad- 
vanced to the i)riesthood l;)y the IJishop of the Dio- 
cese, tlie Rt. Rev. Bertrand Stevens, D. D., Dean 
Beal of St. Paul's Cathedral presented the candidate 
aufl the Rev. Ray O. Aliller of St. James' Church. 
Los Angeles, preaclied. 

''Air. Rountree was formerly a minister of the 
Christian Church. Lie has been in charge at Grace 
Church, Glendora, for some time." 

As Jack Rountree was a LIniversity of North ' 
Carolina student from 1899 to 1902, and in the law 
school from 1902 to 1901, this is another name to 
be added to the list of University alumni in the 
Church ministry, and makes the fifty-eighth name of 
those entering the ministry since the re-opening in 
1875. As there are fifty-rme from the old LIniversity 
this makes a total of 109. 

Faithfully yours. 





LUA1BERTON. Trinity Church here is rejoic- 
ing in the prospect of re-starting the Church School 
on Advent Sunday~"a good time to start anew. The 
Brotherhood of St. Andrew is taking the lead in 
this and will supply the Superintendent and assist 
in bringing the children to the School. The Y. P. 
S. L., with Mr. Fundy Fry as President, is creating 
a worthwhile fellowship of Youth within the Church 
for service in the five fields of service. A Christ- 
mas Pageant will be presented by this group and 
should make a good impression. 

WHITEVILLE. Grace Church has been termed 
"The Little Church of Whiteville,'" and more and 
more the people of this community are setting their 
affection on this, the only Episcopal Church in 
Columbus County. The Rev. W. R. Noe came to 
us last month for the Holy Communion and it was 
good to note that almost every communicant was 
present. When the mayor of the town is a good 
churchman, what an influence he has! And this is 
true of Mr. Will W. Schulken, our warden and 
faithful Church School leader, who with his two 
splendid teachers is building up a fine piece of 
work. Mrs. Seth Smith, through the Auxiliary, has 
carried out a good job in the planning and planting 
of shrubbery outside the Church, which has added 
so much to its beauty. The Church Christmas Ba- 
zaar is booked for two days on December 9th and 
10th and every member is helping to make it a great 
success so that we can have sufficient money to build 
our Sunday School room. We are grateful for those 
who have sent us gifts. There is still room in the 
Chest for your gift, which should be sent to Mrs. 
H. Sturrup, our Chairman. 

NORTH WEST. All Souls', one of our two 
churches in Brunswick County, is to have Mr. Fred 
Turner to take services now in.stead of the Rev. 
W. R. Noe. The commtmity has already been 
visited and services will be held on the 2nd and 4th 
Sunday afternoons at 3 :00 P. M. 

has organized its young neoole for service with 
Miss Elizabeth Taylor as President. Solendid con- 
gregational meetings have recently been held by 
Rev. W. R. Noe as the outcome of the Mission, 
and the people are willinslv co-operating in a pro- 
gressive program for the Church. 

Thanks be unto God for His undying love and 
rare for His Church. FPFDI-.RTCK A. TURNER. 

Bishop Darst made his annual visit to the Ber- 
tie field on the night of October 29, through Mon- 
day, October 31. 

On the night of October 29, a reception for him 
was given in the Hotel Pearl parlor. The recep- 
tion was given by the Men's Bible Class of St. 
Thomas' Church, Windsor. 

The ministers from the Methodist and Baptist 
churches of the town, along with leaders from their 
churches, were present at the reception. 

Some time ago the boys who compose the Men's 
Bible Class of St. Thomas' Church, Windsor, fby 
means of a petition) succeeded in getting the Mer- 
chants of Windsor to agree to close their stores at 
10:30 p. m., Saturday nights instead of 12:00 as 
was the custom heretofore. 

On October 25, Mr. William Powell Harrell was 
baptized at his home in Kelford, N. C, and on Mon- 
day, October 31, he was confirmed by Bishop Darst. 
Mr. Harrell has been in ill health for about two 

On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 6, Miss Jennie Mil- 
ler, aged 83 years, died at her home near Repub- 
lican, N. C. .She had been a communicant of St. 
Thomas Church, Windsor, for many years. She 
was buried from the church in Windsor. 

During the octave of St. Luke's Day the three 
Auxiliaries of St. Thomas Church, Windsor, Grace 
Church, Woodville, and .St. Mark's, Roxobel, pre- 
sented their U. T. O. in their respective chnrche.s. 


To the Editor: I'ishop Darst's sermon at the 
great service in the Cathedral in llarrisburg v>as. 
magnificent ... A few excerpts, perhaps not in his 
exact words, follow : 

"This isn't any time to play with religion. The 
time for soft words and easy statements is gone 
forever. The world outside isn't waiting for that. 
To us has come the incompleted task of bringing 
in the Kingdom of God. Upon His Church rests 
the responsibility. Are we big enough to meet the 
challenge thrown to us by social and economic con- 
ditions of the present day? We are not, unless we 
are willing to journey away from our indifference 



and our selfishness. I am often asked, 'How are we 
going to save the Church. The Church is threat- 
ened.' God didn't send His Son into the world to 
save His Son, but to save the world. Christ didn't 
send His Church into the world to save His Church, 
but to save the world. If it is necessary for the 
Church to be crucified in order to save the world, 
I say, Let it be crucified soon. Christ di'd not 
stand on the sidewalk watching the parade of hu- 
manity go by. He stepped into the stream and 
threw out His arms to stop the torrent of evil. He 
was crushed against the cross, but He broke the 
current. Are we willing to step into the current, 
to be crushed, if need be, to break the current?" 

This gives but a feeble idea of the powerful ser- 
mon. (Rev.) C. W. French. 

Steelton, Pa. Living Church. 


By Mrs. A. C. D. Noe 

The Annual Meeting of the Convocation of Wil- 
mington was held at Holy Innocents' Church. Seven 
Springs, Rev. A. C. D. Noe, Rector, Thursday, N()- 
vember 3rd, with the largest delegation present at 
a meeting of this kind in the history of the Diocese. 
The Church, which seats around two hundred peo- 
ple, was packed to capacity with several standing 
and others waiting on the outside. 

The Convocation, which represents half the Dio- 
cese, opened with a celebration of the Ho'ly Com- 
munion by the Bishop, Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, 
assisted by Rev. E. W. Halleck of Wilmington, and 
Rev. A. C. D. Noe of Ayden. 

The opening service was followed by a business 
session of the Woman's Auxiliary, presided over by 
]\rrs. J. Q. Bcckwith of Lumberton, the new Convo- 
cation president. At the same time the clergy and 
laity held their business session on a hill top near 
the onen-air chapel, the Rev. E. W. Halleck, Dean, 

At the Auxiliary meeting Mrs. Fred Outland. 
Diocesan presi'dent of the Woman's Auxiliary, told 
of the Auxiliary program and field projects; Mrs. 
Victor Shelburne, chairman of Christian Social 
Service Department, spoke of the many worthwhile 
things being accomolished by that organization in 
East Carolina. Other sneakers were: Rev. W. R. 
Noe Church Publicit}'; Miss Caroline Mvers. Unit- 
ed Thank Offering; Mrs. P. T. Anthony, Suo'^lv 
Work; Mrs. John R. Cranmer, Field Deoartment ; 
Rev. Alexander Miller. Fall Program ; Miss Tessie 
Peace. Church Periodical Club; ATrs. Jennie How- 

ard, Student Work at East Carolina Teachers' Col- 

During the men's session officers were elected as 
follows: Rev. E. \V. Halleck, Wilmington, Dean 
and Rev. Frank Bloxham, Clinton, Secretary and 
Treasurer. Mr. Oscar Hardy made the address of 
welcome and Rev. B. F. Huske, D. D., of Kinston, 

At this meeting the congregation of Iloly Inno- 
cents' Church, realizing that the physical, as well 
as the spiritual appetites, must be satisfied, served 
a bountiful lunch in the Parish House, consisting 
of all the good things to eat raised in that com- 
munity, including the roast pig. 


Ivcxington. Ky.— October 18th, the Rt. Rev. H. P. 
Almon Abbott, D. D., consecrated Christ Church, 
Patsey, Estill County, Kentucky. The property for 
this building, the labor, and the material were all 
furnished by the mountain peoples. It is situated 
seven miles from the highwa}^ and the only means 
of ingress and egress is by mule back or mule 
wagon over creek beds and seemingly impassable 
mountain roads. The service of consecration was 
attended by some one hundred mountaineers com- 
ing, many of them, from remote fastnesses. At the 
siervice, the bishop confirmed eleven persons, pre- 
sented by the Rev. Frederick J. Drew, who is carry- 
ing on a most effective work in Estil'l and Lee coun- 
ties. One old mountaineer, 84 years of age, after 
the service asked to be confirmed, and was con- 
firmeid forthwith on a muddy mountain side. 

Christ Church is built of logs and is cruciform 
in shape, ^eating two hundred people. From the 
doorstep may be had a far-stretching view of the 
Kentucky hills. This is the first time that the 
Church has penetrated into this remote section of 
the mountains, and the rising generation especially 
who are dissatisfied with a fundamentalist interpre- 
tation of the Christian faith, appreciate the Churcli 
teachings. Following the service at Patsey. Bishop 
Abbott confirmed seven candidates at Beattyville, 
where Church work has long been established, and 
six candidates in a mountain cabin at Bald Rock, 
Ky. In the past eighteen months, under the direc- 
tion of the Rev. Mr. Drew, thirty-six persons have 
been confirmed and sixty-seven persons have been 
l)anti.7ed in this mountain area. — l^iving Church. 

Mr. r)re>.v i=: an East Carolina boy. He was rais- 
ed in ^\'ilmington and was a member of St. John's 




The Rev. Edwin F. Moseley, who will enter upon 
his duties as minister in charge of the Church of 
the Advent, Williamston ; St. Martin's Church, 
Hamilton, and Trinity Mission, Bear Grass, on Sun- 
day, December 4th, is a young clergyman of un- 
usual ability and will be cordially welcomed by the 
people of Martin County and the Diocese of East 

Mr. M'ose'ley is a native of South Carolina and 
received his academic education at Woflford Col- 
lege and Emory University. 

While at the latter institution he received a 
Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, England, 
where he made a fine record, winning both the 
Bachelors and Masters Degree in Arts. 

From Oxford Mr. Moseley entered the world war 
as a private in the American Expeditionary Forces 
and was promoted to First Lieut, before the end 
of the war. 

Foillowing the war Mr. Moseley served three 
years in China as a missionary of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South. 

L^pon his return from China Mr. Moseley served 
Aletho'dist Churches in South Carolina for three or 
four years before definitely deciding to enter tfie 
ministr}' of the Episcopal Church. 

Bishop Darst has accepted Mr. Moseley as a 
candidate for the Episcopal ministry and will or- 
dain him as soon as possible. 

Mr. Moseley, who is married and has two small 
children, will make his home in the Rectory at 

He possesses a pleasing personality and is a man 
of rare gifts of mind and soul. 

We welcome him to Martin Countv and to East 
Carolina an'd predict for him a happy and successful 


St. Paul's congregation have received their 
usual fall stimulus by the re-onening of college 
and the return of the students from their summer 
vacations. The students always add a great deal 
to the congregations of the churches in Greenville 
and the people of St. Paul's have a warm and lov- 
ing interest in the splendid students we are privi- 
leged to have with us from all ]:)arts of the Diocese. 

The Church has been made even more beautiful 

this fall by the placing of one of the stained glass 
windows formerly in old St. Paul's into our new 
building. Through the generosity of Mrs. Charles 
Skinner the window was returned to the studio of 
Geiss'ler in New York. There it was carefully pre- 
pared for its new setting. And now some of the 
lovely atmosphere of the old Parish Church is pre- 
served in our new church. 

Under the leadership of Mrs. Richard Williams 
the members of .St. Paul's Auxiliary are seeking to 
carry out their part in the Diocesan .Survey and 

The Young People's Service League of St. Paul's 
has a larger and more active League this year than 
for many years. 


On October 27th the Service League of St. 
Thomas' Church, Bath, held an interesting pro- 
gram. We first discussed the Constitution of the 
Young People's Service League of the Diocese. 
Hymns, prayers, an'd the scripture followed. Our 
delegate to the Young People's Annua:l Conference 
gave an interesting talk. 

On the following- week a "Hallowe'en Party" was 
given in order to raise funds for the work in the 
Service League. 

Lots of wK>rk has been done in Christian Social 

This is a newly organized Service I^eague, and 
we already have twenty-seven members. We have 
regular meetings once a week. 

Marv Tankard. President. 


The Church .School Service League conducted the 
Little Helpers Serv-ice and presented an interesting 
program Sunday afternoon, October 27th, at 3 ;()0 
o'clock in the Parish Tiali. 

Since re-opening in the Fall the Senior and Jun- 
ior Young People's Service Leagues have conducted 
services and given jirograms at the Red Cross Sana- 
torium, Catharine Kennedy Home, County Home, 
and in the home of a shut in. 

Each Friday afternoon from four to four-thirty 
a group of women meet in the Parish Plall for a 
half hour of Payer and Meditation under the leader- 
shin of the Parish Worker. 

Reverend John Benners Gibble was in Raleigh 
October 10th to altcnd a meeting of the Trustees 
of .Saint Mary's School and Junior College. 




Reporters : 
Anne Ladiie Hartman 

Lucile Noell 


When He calls us do we hear Him 

Or are we busv with oiir |)lay? 
Do we know that He is needing 

Both our work and selves each day? 

When he whispers, "Do this for Me," 

Gladly do we answer, "Yea? 
Do we know that He is needing 

Both our work and selves each day? 

Christ is ever calling on us 

To spread His knowledge all the way; 
Do we know that he is needing 

Both our work and selves each day? 

A. L. H. 

At a recent meeting the Bible Class enjoyed hav- 
ing as a speaker Carolyn Conner, one of its former 
members who is now teaching in Belhaven. Miss 
Conner s])'oke to the das'; on the meaning CKf 
Social Service, telling of her work during the past 
summer at Rethmore Home, a fresh air camp for 
children under the direction of the City Mission of 
New York City. This camp is situated twelve 
m'iles from the city, at Tenefly, N. J., and chil- 
dren spend from two to three weeks in the o;:>en air 
and sunshine. The speaker told a mosit interest- 
ing and vivid story of her experience among these 
little New York Slum children, some of whom had 
never seen a blade of grass, and who for the first 
time knew what it meant to be loved and cared for. 
It made us see one of the great fields in which the 
Church carries on the work of the Master. 

Friendly Hall was represented in the field of 
voluntper workers la'^t summer bv two othpr j^irls. 
Catherine Flaugher of Ayden also worked at Reth- 
more Idome and Marguerite T^ane of Vanceboro 

spent her summer working at St. Barnabas' House 
in New York City. 

Our special Thanksgiving Offering this year will 
be donated to a needy family for whom we are pro- 
viding. Clothes have been secured for the baby 
and other expenses are being met from time to 

Hallowe'en has come and gone but we will al- 
ways remember the good old fashioned celebration 
we held at a meeting of the Students' Club. After 
a number of games and some interesting contests 
everyone sat on the Hoor arotmd the open fire and 
listened to a most thrilling ghost story told by Air. 
Lillycrop. The meeting closed with the singing of 
the Club Song and amid Hallowe'en decorations 
the celebration emled as all voted the afternoon 
one of the most enjoyable ever spent at Friendly 

Visits from old girls are always looked forward 
to at Friendly Hall. ]~)uring the past month we 
enjoyed having several of our old members back 
for week-end visits. Among them were Catherine 
Alice Tilley. Margaret Lane and Matilda Klein. 


On the first Sunday in October the Church 
School began its new term with an enrollment of 
seventy. The Men's Bible Class, Rev. C. E. Wil- 
liams, teacher, have gone to work in earnest and 
now have twenty members. Their attendance dur- 
ing the month has been excellent. 

Mrs. A. W. Bachman and Mrs. A. S. Holmes, 
with Miss Lona Weatherly, organist, have recently 
organized a Junior Choir to s'ing for the Church 
School services. 

The Woman's Auxiliary have begun the study of 
China, which promises to be a most interesting 
course. Plans are now being made for the Annual 
Bazaar to be held early in December. 

On Sunday morning, November 6th, the Bishop 
was in the Parish for his annual visitation. The 
service was we'll attended and five were confirmed. 
The Bishop gave, as always, a most inspiring and 
helpful sermon. 

In the afternoon 15ishop Darst and Mr. Williams 
had service at Galilee Mission. The building was 
crowded and all joined in the hearty singing led by 
the snlendid choir trained by Miss Weatherly. After 
the Bishop's simple yet forceful message, twenty- 
six came forward for confirmation. The service 
closed with the singing of "O Happy Day." It 
was indeed a happy day. 

R. H. W. 




The new Y. P. S. L. Handbook just ])ublished is 
a necessary book for all counsellors an'd officers of 
our Young People's Service Leagues in the Pro- 

Copies can be secured from : 

The Young People's Supply Department, 
St. ATary's in the Highlands. Birming- 
ham, Ala. 
Presbyterian Sales Agency; 150 Fourth 
Avenue N.. Nashville, Tenn. 

The price is $1.50. 

The book contains 311 pages. It deals with the 
history of the Young People's movement in the 
Episcopal Church, national, provincial and in the 
dioceses of this Province, and with its organization 
as well along lines national, provincial, diocesan, 
parochial, interparochial, interdenominational, rural, 
and in colleges. It contains sections on Program- 
Building, Worship, Study, Service Fellowship, 
Thank Offering, Personal Evangelism and Counsel- 
lors,, and concludes with a rather full l)iography. 

The Commission which prepared the l)Ook was 
composed of the following: 

Miss Annie Morton Stout. Advisor. 

George Henry, Provincial President, N. C. 

Sarah F. Totten, Provincial Secretary. Ala. 

Eulalie Harvey, Provincial Thank Oflfering .Sec- 
retary, La. 

Sarah Louise Starr, Member Provincial Advis- 
ory Board, S. C. 

Gregory Locke, Provincial Treasurer, Lexington. 

las. Duncan, Provincial A'ice-President, Atlanta. 

Miss Stout personally handled the compiling and 
editing of the book and was author of a good deal 
of its material. The preface of the book ex])resses 
sincere appreciation to all who have contributed in 
any wav to the com-^ilatit^n of the book^ mentioning 
particularly the following: 

Rt. Rev. F A. Juhan, D. D., Rev. Gardner L. 
Tucker, D. D., Rev. Moultrie Gucrry. Rev. Thomas 
H. Wright. Rev. Gordon X. Reese. Rev. S. Thorne 
Sparkman, Rev. Brooke Stabler. Mrs. D. D. Taber, 
Miss Alma Hammond Miss Cecil Burroughs. 

The Young People's Handbook was mentioned 
at the meeting of the National Department of Reli- 
gious Education in C'ctober as one of this year's 
outstanding pieces of work in the Young People's 

The President of the Woman's Auxiliary in one 
Southern Diocese has purchased a numlier of cop-es 

for distribution. It is hoped that the book will be 
used by many branches of the Auxiliary as a text 
book or reference book in a study-course on the 
Young People's Movement in the Episcopal Church. 

The material included in the book has grown up 
out of actual experience. The jirograms, activities, 
and the outlines of organization have all been tested 
in the various branches of League work. 

The use of this book in our Leagues throughout 
the Province during the year should give a great 
impetus to their work. 

Miss .Stout anrl her co-workers have made a most 
valuable contribution to the educational material of 
the Province. The Y. P. S. L Hand Book is one 
of the successful projects of the year. 


The Rev. Alexander Miller, rector of St. Paul's, 
Wilmington, and Diocesan representative of the 
Brotherhood of .St. Andrew on Clergy Cooperation, 
and Mr. J. E. L. Wade. Director of the Brotherhood 
of .St. Andrew of that Parish, and President of the 
Brotherhood in the Convocation of Wilmington, 
have inverted representatives of the parishes and 
missions in the Convocation of Wilmington to at- 
tend a Brotherhood supper, to be held in St. Paul's 
Parish House at 6.00 P. M., on .St. Andrew's Day, 
November 30th. A splendid program has been ar- 
ranged for this meeting. The speakers include the 
Bishop, a clergyman and two lavmen. Reports are 
to he made by the Brotherhoorj Chanters and ways 
and means suggested to strengthen the Brotherhoo 1 
work. It is honed that at least two hundred men 
and boys, representing every parish and mission in 
the Convocation, will attend this meetiu"". 


The Y. P. S. h.. in Vanceboro. is one of the 
most enthusiastic in the Diocese. Through their 
]>rayers and good work it has won boys and e"irb> 
who have never been attracted to Church or Sun- 
day School before. 

During O c t o b e r we sent four delegates to 
Payetteville Convention. We hope to be able to 
send more next vear. 

We are all very much interested in building a 
Parish House. If hard willing workers can win, we 
are going to have one. Our Counsellors are working 



on some finance plans now. 

The vestments for the Y. P. S. L. choir have 
been ordered. We hope to have them ready by 
December 5th. 

On November 2nd, the Y. P. S. L. gave as their 
social a Hallowe'en ])arty. The boys and girls en- 
joyed lots of games and music. We had as our 
guest Rev. S. E. Matthews, of \\'ashington, D. C. 

In addition to our other work we are working on 
a Thanksgiving contri])ution for Thompson Or- 
phanage. This is a great pleasure of our League 

Our aim is to make our League one of the 
strt>ngest in our Diocese. 

Y. P. S. L., St. Paul's Parish, 
Vanceboro, N. C. 


The best way to beliex-f in Christian Charity is to 
practice it" was the answer of a venerable clergy- 
man to a sceptic. 

Equally applicable is this advice to the query, 
"What can I do for the .American Red Cross?" 

"Joining up" during the annual Roll Call period — 
from Armictice Day to Thanksgiving — is an imme- 
diate and material way of doing something for your 
authorized National Relief Agency. To call at 
Chapter Headquarters and ascertain for which of 
the many volunteer services of the Red Cross you 
are best fitted by temperament and training is an- 

Concrete proofs of the value of spiritual facts 
have never been more abundant or conclusive than 
in these days of universal woe and international 
depression. America with her millions of unem- 
ployed, her idle mills, and the coin])lications daily 
arising" from the jyroblems imposed by this machine 
age, has soberly inventoried her blessings, and taken 
stock of the resources still available in the econo- 
mic situation toward which she resolutely faces 

Chief among the substantial and quickly realized 
assets of her rehabilitation ranks the American Red 
Cross. The organization through which are articu- 
lated the massed impul.~es of compassion, coopera- 
tion and relief of the American people. 


The one being erected by the Church of the Holy 
Cross, Aurora, Rev. Wm. H. R. Jackson, rector, is 
nearly finished and will mean a whole lot not only to 
the people of the parish, but the whole community. 

Another is lieing built for 
the Rev. S. E. Matthews, 
rcad}^ for use at an early 
Whiteville, is also plannin; 
during the next few weeks, 
ing need for one or for a la: 
Galilee Mission Lake l^lielps 
been made necessary by the 
.Schools and increased intei 

Si. Paul's, Vanceboro, 

rector, and should be 

date. Grace Church, 

to start work on one 

There is also a press- 

rger church building at 

. These buildings have 
growth of the Church 

est in young people's 


For the second time this fall we have had to add 
four pages to the Mission Herald in order to print 
the news sent us by our correspondents throughout 
the Diocese. Even though we have increased the 
size of the pai^er. we haven't the space for 
Chapter 8 of Mrs. floward's story, ''The Power 
and the Glory." 


"Give the people the news of the Diocese. Tliat's 
what they want,'' writes one of our friends. We 
agree with this statement and believe that the ])eo- 
ple of the Diocese will make it possible lor us to 
furnish all the news from our jiarishes and missions 
by subscribing to the jniper. We need your interest 
and cooperation. 


If you like good biscuits, visit our Mission at 
I^ake Phelps. One of our girls there, in a contest 
for the whole of Tyrrell County, had her biscuits 
accepted as the best for her age. Another girl was 
selected as one of four who stood perfect physical 

On November 3rd, an oyster supper was given 
by the Young People's Service T.eague of St. John's, 
Wilmington to raise funds for its work. The ma- 
terial for the supper was donated by the I^eague 

It is hoped that the Church Schools of the Dio- 
cese will cooperate with Mrs. H. M. Bonner of 
Greenville in her plans for the Christmas Box work. 

The congregation at .Avoca is enjoying the organ 
which was presented to tlieni recently by the 
Church in Murfreesboro. 




Word has been receive'cl that a new North Caro- 
lina play is being released from the press this week. 
The play is entitled "Betty and Scarlet Bunny." 
It is a three-act fairy play for children. It has been 
published by the "Betty and Scarlet Bunny Club" 
of Wilmington, W. R. Noe, secretary. It was 
printed by the Wilmington Stamp and Printing 

The new play will be of particular interest to 
the people of North Carolina because of the fact 
that it is a North Carolina product. 

The play is based on the "Adventures of Betty 
and Scarlet Bunn}^,'' a series of stories written 
by the Rev. W. A. Lillycrop, Rector of St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church, Greenville, North Carolina. Mr. 
Lillycrop is a native born Tar Heel. He was born 
in Charlotte, educated at the University of North 
Carolina, and since entering the Ministry of the 
state has been intensely interested in children's 
literature. His "Betty and Scarlet Bvmny" stories 
were published in the Greenville Daily Reflector 
some months ago. The stories were so interesting 
that they were later published in many papers 
throughout North Carolina, and also in book form. 

These stories were dramatized by Anne Glenn 
Robeson to form the play. Mrs. Robeson, a niece 
of former Governor Glenn, and a critic teacher of 
the East Carolina Teachers' Colleg"e at Greenville, 
is also a native North Carolinian. 

The music for the play was written by E. T. 
Robeson, director of the band and orchestra music 
in the Greenville City schools, who is likewise a 
native of the state. 

The play, described by the publishers as one ot 
the most attractive cln'ldren's plays ever written 
in the state or elsewhere, is to be given its initial 
presentation in Greenville in December. — Wilming- 
ton Star. 


Kinston feels that it has a great break in the 
selection of its Red Cross Chairman. We have a 
World War Veteran, a man of parts with a wide 
outlook, one, who as Chaplain in the Navy, has 
travelled to the four corners of the world. He is 
the able Rector of St. Mary's Parish, Dr. B. F. 

Our congratulations to our neighbor, Holy In- 
nocents', Lenoir County, for a successful Convo- 

cation. A record crowd was in attendance, the 
Bishop present. They gave us a grand day and a 
grand dinner. 

Through the efforts of our Rector and very able 
Chairmen, the ladies of the Parish have finally 
been organized into six Chapters for Chur'ch Work. 

The objectives of each vary and it is hoped by 
this plan to cover ground not heretofore reached 
and therby present more understanding aid to the 

Owing to its being election week we had with 
us this week Judge G. V. Cowper. He was pres- 
ent at Communion on Armistice Day, which was 
held early so as to make roo'm for the Veteran's 
Celebration at eleven o'clock. 

The Woman's Auxiliary at its meeting on Mon- 
day, the fifteenth, had as visitors Mrs. F. L. Outland 
and Mrs. V. B. Shelburne. Both gave very inspir- 
ing talks, outlining the work in hand, cheering on 
the workers and making the best of every situation. 



Rev. Norvin C. Duncan of Franklin, N. C, a 
former Clergyman of the Diocese of East Carolina, 
held a wonderful series of services at Winterville 
and Ayden during the latter oart of October and 
the first of Novemi)er, giving a week to each place. 
The services were weH attended and the sermons 
among the best heard in this part of the Diocese in 
a long time. 

Mr. Duncan is connected with the Life Abund- 
ant Movement being sponsored by Rev. Robert 
B. H. Bell in the western part of North Carolina 
and his discourses partially followed the teaching 
of the order which stresses the fact that the Master 
can and will give us health of body, mind and soul 
or the Life Abundant and that it is possible with 
our co-operation to live that life today. 









Rev. W. R. Noe, Editor of the Mission Herald, 
j has kindly consented to give the Young People's 
■ Service Leagues of the Diocese a column in each 
. issue which is to be devoted entirely to the activi- 
ties of the various Leagues in the Diocese. This 
column will be headed "Activities of the Young 
People's Service Leagues" and is to be edited by 
the Publicity Chairman. 

All Service League activities are 'to be mailed 
regular^ly to J. Sothern Hatchell, Wilmington, N. C, 
so that they will appear in this colum'n each month. 
^^^hat has your League been doing since the Con- 
vention in Favetteville? Let's hear from vou. 

3n iEemartam 


RESOLVED, That the Rector, Wardens, and 

Vestry of St. James' Parish desire to put on record 
their sense of sprrow and of loss by the death of 
Anson Alligoo'd. 

Mr. Alligood was a member of this Vestry, with 
a short interruption, for over tAventy-five years. Pie 
was faithful in attendance, and in the work of the 
Church '"not slothful in business, fervent in spirit, 
serving the I^ord." 

It is chiefly due to the devotion and w'ork of Mr. 
Alligood, in company with the late Mr. T. L. Mor- 
ton and a small band of noble and devoted women, 
that the work on Wrightsville Sound was revived, 
continued, and developed, until it became St. An- 
drew's Church: a monument to their service! 

He was gentle of nature, sweet of disposition, 
and a good man who 

"... Cristes lore, and his apostles twelve. 
He taught, and fcrst he folwed it himselve." 


■ ' ' : ■ GEO. P.. ELLIOTT 



Looiition Parish or Mi.ssion Goal 

Atkinson, St. Thomas' $ 90.00 

Aurora, Holy Cross 375.00 

Ayden, St. James' 375.00 

Bath, St. Thomas' 75.00 

Beaufort, St. Paul's GOO. 00 

Belhaven, St. James' 300 00 

Bonnerton, St. John's 105.00 

Chccowinity, Trinty 120.00 

Clinton, St. Paul's 300.00 

Columbia. St. Andrew's 330.00 

Creswell, St. David's 525.00 

Edenton, St. Paul's 2,250.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church... l.fiSO.OO 

Farmville, Emmanuel 375 00 

Payetteville, St. John's 2,250.00 

Fayetteville, St. Joseph's 210.00 

Gatesville, St. Mary's 225.00 

Ooldsboro, St. Stephen's 1,050.00 

Greenville, St. Paul's 1,200.00 

Grifton, &t. John's 180.00- 

Ham'lton, St. Martin'.s 90.00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity BCKt.OO 

Hope Mills, Christ Church 120.00 

Jessama, Zion 120.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 1,200.00 

Lake Landing, St. George's 135.00 

New Bern, Christ Church 1,725.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's -120.00 

Plymouth, Grace Church 375.00 

Red Spring-s, St. Stephen's 75.00 

Roper, St. Luke's 270.00 

Seven Springs, Holy Innocents'. 240.00 

Southport, St. Philip's 270.00 

Vanoeboro, St. Paul's 60.00 

V^'ashington, St. Peter's 2,250.00 

Willamston, Advent 300.00 

Wilmington, Good Shepherd .... 300.00 

Wilmington, St. James' 10,950 00 

Wilmington, St. John's 2,475.00 

Wilmington, St. Mark's 210.00 

Wilmington, St. Paul's 1,680.00 

AVindsor, St. Thomas' 375.00 

Winton, St. John's 130.00 

Woodville, Grace Church 375.00 


Ahoskie, St Thomas' 90.00 

'Belhavon, St. Mary's 105.00 

Paid to 
Nov. 13 

97 35 

275 00 




200 09 

622 70 










Location Parish or Mission 

Burgaw, St. Mary's 

Edenton, St. John the Evangelist 

Elizabeth City, St. Philip's 

Fairfield, All Saints' 

F.aison. St. Gabriel's 

Goldsboro, St. Andrew's 

Kinston, St. Augustine's 

Lumberton, Trinity 

Morehead City, St. Andrew's.... 

North W^est, All Souls' 

Oriental, St. Thomas' 

Pikeville, St. George's 

Roxobel, St, Mark's 

Sladesville, St. .John's 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas' 

Sunbury .St. Peter's 

Swan Quarter, Calvary 

Trenton, Grace Church 

Warsaw, Calvary 

Washington, St. Paul's 

"Whiteville, Grace Church 

Winterville, St. Lukes 

Wrightsvile, St. Andrew's 

Yeatesvllle, St. Matthew's 


Aurora, St. Jude's 

Avoca, Holy Innocents' 

Beaufort, St. Clement's 

Camden, St. Joseph's 

Greenville, St. Andrew's , 

Haddock's Cross Roads, 

St. Stephen's 

.Tasi^er, St. Thomas' 

Miirfreesboro, St. Barnabas' .... 

Pollrick.«ville, Mission 

Roper, St. Ann'.s 

W lliamsi:on, St. Ignatius' 

Wilmington, "Brooklyn" Mission 
Wilmington, Delgado Mission . . 
Wrightsvile, St. Augustine's . . . 


Oampbellton, St. Philip's 

Kinston, Christ Church 

Tolar-Hart, Good Shepherd .... 


Paid to 


Nov. 13 

$ 105.00 































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So great a theme is Christmas, 
So great a dream was Christmas ; 
To empty self and Heaven above, 
Because of love, of love, of love. 
No mortal mind can ever know ; 
\o poet's pen can ever show ; 
The price of it nor the reward. 
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By Mrs. W. F. J larding, Reporter 

On a recent Sunday evening in the al)sence of 
our Rector, the evening service was in charge of the 
young peojde. They occupied the choir stalls, read 
the service and the lessons. Judge VV. B. Snow 
made an address, tJio theme of which was that the 
young" people shou'ld spend much time in preparing 
themselves as the future righting of the wrongs of 
a nuicli disturbed wcjrld would find them in the 
seats of judgment. The service was read by Dai 
Wodlten, Jr., and the lessons by James Sutton. A 
good crowd attended. 

Rev. Fraid<; Blo\ham, of Clinton, was a visitor at 
Christ Church, East Kinston, and preached for two 
well attended services. The rector, unassisted, con- 
tinued the Mission through Friday of the next week. 

Re\'. W. A. Lillycrop, of Greenviile, was a visitor 
at St. Alary's on Tuesday. X'ovember 29. 

Rev. 1). F. Huske, recently held a mission for one 
week at St. Mary's. He himself was in the pulpit 
each evening except on Tuesday, when the Rev. Mr. 
Lillycrop preached. After the close of the Afission 
on Friday evening a congregational meeting was 
held and the new vestry was elected. 

The W^oman's Auxiliary will meet in St. Mary's 
Parish, Kinston. on Januarv 25, 193-S. A'arious com 
mittees are being named so that St. Mary's may 
welcome and do honor to her visitors. W'e extend 
a hearty welcome. 

Kinston feels that Mrs. Beckwith made a wise 
choice in asking Mrs. C. A. Jeffries to take charge 
of this district. Throughout the Diocese Mrs. 
Jeffries is known as be!ng ])oth able and interested 
in church work. 

1-orn, December 4th, to Mr. and Mrs. John F. 
Skip.ner. a son, John L., Jr. iScfore marr'age Mrs. 
Skinner was Miss Leone llines, daughter of Mrs 
W. T. Mines, of Kinston. 


!/nder the auspices of the Provincial Field De- 
partment, our Province is to have a woncUrful c>^- 
])iiriunity to strengthen and enlarge the work of th? 
women of the Church through the use of a plan 
made ;.n ssible by the lud > of Xatioiia! I L a hpiarters. 

The plan has two distinct features: 

(a) During the jieriod from January Lst to June 
1st, 1!)3:L all of the F.'cld Secretaries froni the Xi- 
tional Office of the W'oman's Auxibarv will come 
into our Province; or.e worker will be allotted to 

each Diocese for a definite length of time during 
which she will be available in any Parish or Mis- 
sion to be used in any way that will help strengthen 
the work of the Auxiliary, and through it the work 
of the Church. 

Let us bear in mind that these workers are not 
coming primari'ly to "hold a meeting" or "make a 
talk;" they are women of wide experience in the 
work of the Church and well informed as to meth- 
ods now in use throughout the Church; therefore 
'they are well fitted to offer suggestions and help 
us with plans and they are coming into our Parishes 
prepared to consult with us on organization, pro- 
grams and methods. Mrs. I'aber will be in our Dio- 
cese from February 27th until March 10th. When 
she comes let us olan for her to meet with the Par- 
ish Croup Presidents and their (J)fiicers, or with indi- 
vidual leaders, to talk over frankh' our local situa- 
tions and problems. Slie wil' be able tei helo us with 
more efificient organization, with plans feir enlisting 
the entire womanhood of the Parish and with en- 
larging the scope of our Program. So let us be 
thinking of our problems, and when Mrs. Taber 
comes, let us use evey minute of her time. 

(b) During April the Ofifice Secretaries from Na- 
tional Ileadejuarters Staff of the Woman's Auxiliary 
will hold four Training Institutes within our Prov- 
ince. Courses of Instruction at each Institute will 
be given by Miss Lindley, Miss Beardsley, Miss 
Marston and Airs. Wade. 

The five Carolina Dioceses have been grouped to- 
gether for one Institute which will be held April 6, 
7, 8. probably in Charlotte. To it we are privileged 
to send twenty women Or potential leaders; we will 
be entertained by the hostess Parish, and we will 
have no expense attached to the whole Project ex 
cept our transMirtat!e>n to and from the Institute. 

Let us gi\'e serious thought to this opportunity 
that is coming to us. We wi'll have it presented at 
our .\nnral Meeting in Kinston in January, with 
time allowed for its discussion then ; so if you hav-e 
any cpiestions to bring u:5 at that time, !)Iease have 
ve)ur Delegate instructed accordinglv. M. J. S. 


Re\'. Dr. T^rane removed from Edenton on the 
Gth of December and went to llillsboro, X. C, with 
his (laughter, Mrs. J. Cheshire Webb, with whoir 
he will make his home for the present. 

The Church Services in St. Paul's will be con- 
ducted by the Lay Readers, Mr. E. R. Conger, who 
has long rendered acceptable service, and Mr. 
J. A. Moore, recently come to the Parish an.": 
licensed bv Bishoi Darst. 

The Mission Herald 


W'L^IIXCTOX, X. C. nKCKAfl'.l^K, W^-2 

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During the week beginning Sunday, Xovember 
13th, I had the privilege of conducting a Alission 
for my old friend and seminary mate, Rev. David 
Campbell Mayers, in Emmanuel Church, Middle- 
burg, Virginia. 

I was especially happy to be in that parish 
again as it was one of the Churches served by me 
during my early ministry more than twenty-tive 
years ago. 

On Sunday, the 20th, I preached in St. James' 
Church, Wilmington, at 11 A. M. 

At 6 P. M. I confirmed two persons in St. Paul's 
Church, Wilmington. 

On Tuesday, the 22nd, I had the great privilege 
of attending and taking ])art in 'the beautiful and 
significant service in connection with the seventy 
fifth anniversary of the first service held in St. 
Paul's Church, Beaufort. At this service I preached, 
confirmed ten persons, presented by the Rev. Worth 
Wicker, and celebrated Holy Communion. 

At 2:30 in the afternoon I confirmed three per- 
sons, presented by Mr. \Vicker, and made an addres-; 
in St. Clement's Church, Beaufort. 

On Friday evening, the 25th, I preached, con- 
firmed three persons, presented by Mr. Ashley St. 
Amand, and dedicated the Communion vessels, pre- 
sented by the Rev. William E. Cox, in the Delgado 
Episcopal Mission, Wilmington. 

On Sunday, the 27th, at 11 A. M., I preached, con- 
firmed two persons, presented by the Rev. A. C. D. 
Xoe, and celebrated Holy Communion in St. John's 
Church, near Grifton. 

In the afternoon I preached in St. Luke's Church, 

At night I preached aiid confirmrd seven persons. 
])resented by the Rev. A. C. D. Xoe. in St. Jamc^' 
Church, Ayden. 

On Monday, the 2Sth. at 11 A. M., I preached and 
celebrated Holy Communion in St. Thomas' Church, 

On the evening of Wednesday, the 30th, St. An- 
drew's Day, I made an address at the splendid sup- 
per meeting of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew of 
the Wilmington Convocation in St. Paul's Parish 
Plouse, Wdmington. This meeting was attended by 
one hundred and eighteen men and boys. 

This letter is l:)eing written on December 2nd, so 

1 will have to wait until January to give a report 
of the visitations I am to make during the next two 
weeks to Edenton, \'anccbort), Hertford, Camden, 
Elizabeth City, Lumbcrton, Southport, Wrights- 
ville, Snow Hill and Goldsboro. 

By the time this issue of the MISSIOX HER- 
AI^D reaches you, we will all be ]ire])aring for an- 
other anniversary of the birth of our Saviour,- and 
I pray that this glad day may bring a full measure 
of peace and happiness to the lives of our people. 
C)n His first coming there was no room for Him in 
the homes of men, and, seemingly, little room for 
1 'im in the hearts of men. but I pray that He may 
])e the honored guest in our homes this Christmas, 
and that He may reign in beauty and power in our 

Our weary and confused world needs ?Iim sadly 
today — needs His jxnvcr and His peace anel the 
assurance of His leive. God grant that we may so 
show l!im in our live-; that the light which once 
shown on liethlchem hill may shine with renewed 
ra lance from our consecrated lives on Christmas 
1 ay. 

Eai'difidly and affectionately, ' . ■■' ■. ■ ' ; 

Your friend and I'ishoi, 




The Annual ^Meeting of the Woman's Auxiliaiy 
of the Diocese will be held in St. Mary's Parish, 
Kmstoii. the Rev. U. F. llu,d<e, D. D., Rector, Janu- 
arv 2."). 1933. 

The oivcuing service w'll be held at 10:00 A. AL 

On the evening of the 2r)th, at a Mass Meeting, 
the Missionary Address will be delivered by the Rt, 
Rev. Edwin A. Penick, D. D., of the Diocese of 
North Candina. 

Other speakers, including Bishop Darst, udll be 
on tiie program, whicii will be published in the Janii- 
ary issue of THE MISSION HERALD. 

Mrs. Fred L. Outland, of ^^^^shington. who is 
President of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Diocese, 
will preside. 


Q I r T 5 

by Reu. U;. H. MILTON, D. D. 

Once more Christmas-tide draws nigh, with its 
yearly rememl)rance of Gixl's Gift to men as a meas- 
ure of His love. St. John in his Gospel describes 
its meaning in the words of Jesus to Nicodemus, 
"God so loved the world that He gave His only 
begotten Son.'' And when God gave He shared 
in and with His Son the Mission upon which He 
sent Him. And so He points the way for us, and 
measures the value of our giving. 

In the early Church what we now know as the 
Epiphany Season was a part of the Christmas-tide. 
The Bethlehem cradle with its visit by the shep- 
herds, only completes its message to the world 
when the shepherds are followed by the kings with 
their gifts. Here is an old clipping from the Wall 
Street Journal, the editorial for Christmas 1914, the 
first year of the Great War : 

"More than nineteen centuries ago three kings 
made a long journey, on a summons of small appeal 
to our materialistic age, to see a new-born Baby in 
a stable. We all love little babies, but these kings 
carried gifts. They saw improbable things — a 
Star, and the Angel of the Lord, and the Glory of 
the Lord ; things not beyond our own vision if we 
raised our eves to where such things are. 

"There have been more than nineteen hundred 
Clii'istmases, almost tliat number of wars with 
which a foolish world has cursed itself. The season 
of tlie year falls in a time of dreadful trouble. Hero 1 
is slaying the first born, and the rest of us are cruci- 
fving Christ anew. And yet that imperishable hope 
of the new lurtJ! comts to us as fresh as it ever did. 

"It is a hope and a promise, if we like to take it 
that wav. ft is something more than a resurrec- 
tion. It means that we can discard the old dead 
things altogether, and begin again. Should it re- 
quire more than the Star of Bethleliem, or even the 
Angel of the Lord, to persuade our modern kings to 
carry gifts to the Baby in the Manger? 

"We can all do it. We can reestablish the neace 
of the world in our own hearts and lives. We can 
shoulder other burdens than our own. \\^e neerl 
but to rememlifr that when tlie burden is laid u :ion 

us the Hand that places it there is beneath, to help 
us bear it worthily. We can so live that we only 
feel the burden. But we can so live that we only 
feel the Hand. 

"Here is a time for peace and good will, in spite 
of ourseh-es — a time When we can look at the dis- 
pute from our neighbor's point of view, trusting 
that through Divine compassion He shall elo as 
much. What a little thing is any human dispute, 
however rancorous and murderous, beside the ever- 
lasting truth of the ages. 

''Which was the more vital to the worlds: the 
three kings, or the Baby?" 

Well, most of the world's kings have passed in 
the afterma'th of the Great War, and are almost for- 
gotten in this year of our Lord 1932. But the im- 
perishable memory of the gifts of the Three Kings 
is still fresh in the world's mind. 

"The tumult and the shouting dies; 
The captains and the kings depart ; 
Still stands Thine ancient Sacrifice; 
An hundile and a contrite heart; 
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, 
Lest we forget, lest we forget." 

Gold and frankincense and myrrh — faith, service 
and sacrifice — 'the gifts of kings to a King. In- 
dispensable and inseparable gifts, they still are. For 
vain is the fragrant frankincense of faith, without 
the shining gold of service and the bitter myrrh of 

How stand our gifts today? The offerings that 
we make for the spread of the Kingdom of our Lord 
and His Christ? Are they gifts worthy of the King? 
Or only left-overs of life, as Isa'ah with biting scorn 
describes the making of idols by the heathen of his 
day — "The residue thereof he maketh a g"od?" If so, 
are they worthy of us? 

"Not what we give, but what we share; 
For the gift without the giver is bare. 
Who gives himself with his gift, feeds three. 
Himself, the hungry beggar, and Me." 




(Read by the Rector at the Celebration of the 
Seventy-fifth Anniversary) 

September 1, 1855: This day the Parish of St. 
Pau'l's Church was organized after due notice had 
been given, by the Rev. D. D. VanAntwerp, in com- 
pliance with Canon VII of the Diocese of N'orth 
CaroHna. The requisite number of persons gave in 
their names as organizers. The following is the list 
of names signed : 

William J. Potter, Isaac J^amsey, Robert E. 
Walker, James J. Whitehurst, Samuel S. Duffy. 
Elizabeth F. Duffy, Josephene E. Jones, William 
Cramer, D. R. L. Bell, J. B. ^loore, Caroline S. 

The men who formed the first vestry were : S. S. 
Dnff3^ Warden; William Cramer, Secretary; Wil- 
liam J. Potter, Treasurer, and Isaac Ramsey. 

Mr. S. D. Poole offered the vestry the use of his 
academy to hold services in. This arrangement was 
continued until December of the same year, when 
the Church obtained the use of the Baptist House 
of Worship, and continued to use it until the Ban- 
tists obtained a preacher in the early part of the 
year 1857. The services were then said in the Court 
Rouse until the present Church building was so far 
completed that it could be used for worship. 

A .Sunday School was organized with six scholars 
and when the first parochial report was made on 
May 21, 1856, there were reported 40 scholars and 
8 teachers. 

On May 14, 1857, the work of constructing a 
Church edifice was begun, and by August 12th it 
was so far completed that a contract was let for 
having it painted. On Sunday, Novemfber 22. t'he 
first service was said in the Church. The seventy- 
fifth anniversary of which we celebrate this day. 

On January 3, 1858, a Church School entitled St. 
Paul's School, Beaufort, was opened under the lead- 
ership of Miss SalKe Pasteur and the Rector, the 
Rev. ID. D. VanAntwerp, assisted by Mrs. VanAnt- 
werp and Miss Elizabeth Robinson. 

On May 4th of the same year a branch of the 
Church Building Society was formed in this parish, 
of which Mr. J. C. Davis was the Secretary and Mr. 
William J. Potter the Treasurer. During October 
a bell weig'hing 147 pounds was obtained for the 
church, the cost of which was chiefly paid by friends 
in \"ew York. 

June 8th. 1859, James M. Bryan, Esq.. of New 

Bern, [jrcscnted the Parish with a sih-er CMninninion 
service, which is still in use. During August of the 
same year Mr. Bryan conveyed a tract of land to 
the vestry to be used as a cemetery lot, for which 
he had obtained a charter by an act of the Legis- 
lature of the State of Xortli Carolina during the 
session of 1858-59. 

On May 21, 1861, St. Paul's Church was conse- 
crated by the Rt. Rev. Thomas Atkinson, assisted 
by the Rector, the Rev. D. D. VanAntwerp, and the 
Rev. A. A. AVatson, Rector of Christ Church, New 

During the seventy-eight years of its existence 
St. Paul's Parish 'has had sixteen rectors, they were: 
the Rev. I). D. VanAntwerp, the organizer of the 
Parish, William Edward Snowden, Virginius O. 
Gee, Israel Harding, William T. Helmes, Custis P. 
Jones, R. A. Simpson, Edward M. Forbes, William- 
Matthias, Thomas Pasteur Noe, Fredrick N. Skin- 
ner, Floyd Cartwright, J. E. Warner, George W^ 
I ay, Jean A. Vaclie, and the present incumbent. 
Throug'h the eff'orts of the above mentioned men, 
with the hearty and loyal cooperation of four gen- 
erations of devout churchmen, 815 children and 
adiUts have been grafted on to the body of Christ's 
Church by Holy Baptism, and 456 have received 
the sacred Rite of Confirmation. The Parish has 
given five of its young men to the priesthood, who 
arc now preaching the Gospel of Christ and cele- 
brating His Holy Sacraments in this and in other 
Dioceses. They are : 

The Rev. John l'>enners Gibble, Rector, Church 
of the Good She])herd, Wilmington, N. C. 

The Rev. Tliomas Pasteur Noe, one time Rector 
of tlr's Parish and now Superintendent and Chap- 
lain of tlie Church Home Orphanage, York, S. C. 

The Rev. .Alexander Constantine Davis Noe, 
Rector of St. James' Church, Ayden, N. C. 

The Rev. Walter Raleigh Xoe, Executive Secre- 
tary of the Diocese of East Carolina. 

The Very Rev. Israel Harding Xoe, Dean of St. 
Mary's Cathedral, Mem])his, Tenn. 

The parish stands today at the threshhold of the 
fourth c|uartcr of its first century. It looks back 
with reasonable pride and thankfulness upon its 
accomplishments, but it is also looking forward to 
greater achievements and higher aims, for we can 
now build upon the foundation laid for us In' our 

i^t noon, on Satprdav, December 10th, in S^. 
James', AA'ilmington. ^Nliss Ann Milton and ]\Ir. Rob- 
erif Cowan DeRosset were married. The ceremony 
was performed by Rev. AV H, Milton, D. D.. Rector 
of St Tames' Parish, and father of ihe bride. 


QChe Cliristmas Spirit 

Bij Reu. E. IP. HALLECK, St. John's, IDilminqlon, Tl C. 

The Christmas spirit has held all of us in its gra- 
cious sway during the past few weeks. Of course 
at times it has Ijeen !)eaten back, overcrowded with 
fret, anxiety and nervous energy, l)ut through all 
the pressure and pull of things it has persisted and 
dominated. I have been thinking about fhis Christ- 
mas spirit and ha\'e been trying to analyze it to 
ascertain what there is about this spirit that makes 
it so winsome. 

1. One thing about this Christmas spirit that 
makes it attractive is its universality. It steals into 
the thought and feeling of people of every age and 
of every station in life. It sings in the hearts of 
children and of the aged, and of all between. It 
permeates the homes of the rich and the cottages of 
the poor. There is scarcely a home in any Chris- 
tian country so lowly, but the Christmas s])irit 
touches it w^ith some brightness, and the Christ- 
mas love carries into it a breath of warmth, a 
thought of kindness. The promise of the angels 
was that the "good tidings of great joy should be to 
all ])eople. That promise is being fulfilled in the 
universalit}' of the Christmas spirit. 

The Christmas spirit is at home in all responsive 
hearts everywhere in the world. Each nation cele- 
brates its o vn heroes, its own deliverances and 
achievements. While people of all nations admire 
the heroes of any nation, yet the celebration of na- 
tional heroes is local anrl has a color and mean'ng 
l)eculiar to the individual nation. Rut Christmas 
centers the thought of mankind upon the One who 
rose above every race. He was not Hebrew, nor 
Greek, nor Roman. "He was the Son of Man." He 
rose above every age, every type, every station. 
He did not belong to the age of "Herod, the king." 
He was not confined to Palestine. He did not belong 
merely to ''the third estate." 

Jesus did not so much walk the roads of Palestine 
as He did the highways of the ages. Horn in a 
manger He made His grave witii the rich. There 
is no peculiarity of look or habit or thought by 
which Jesus can be localized. His personality 
touches human life and human experience on every 
conceivable side. All men find in Him that which 
answers to themselves. On Christmas day a'll the 
world is on a pilgrimage to P>ethlehem, sings its 
anthem over the manger cradle and brings its hom- 
age to tlic liabe therein. Here is found the center 
of racial iniitv — Testis, the Son of Man. Is not this 

w'hat the angels meant? "Behold I bring you good 
tidings of great joy, which sliall be to" not the Jew 
only, not the Gentile only, but — "to all people." 

II. The Christmas spirit is the spirit of unselfish- 
ness. It is part of the joy of this season that every- 
body thinks about doing something to add to the 
joys of others. There is no solitariness in the Christ- 
mas spirit. It br'-igs us into fellowship with others. 
We share our joys. In one of her happiest poems 
Mary llowitt exclaims 

Away with the pleasure that is not partaken ! 

There is no enjoyment by one only ta'en ; 
I love in my mirth to gladness awaken 

On lips and in eyes that refiect it again. 

This is one of the messages of the Christmas sea- 
son to otir souls, loving fellowshij), sharing our joys. 
At Christmas time the thought controls us that the 
riglit thing to do is to do something to make others 
happy. For awhile the old manner of living is put 
aside with all its self-seeking and self-content, and 
we are busy thinking of others. When this tempo- 
rary sentiment becomes the fixed habit of our lives 
we shall have joy abiding through all the days. 
Every loving thought of others gives strength and 
resonance to those chords of the soul that vibrate 

Helen Hunt Jackson, whose grave is yonder in 
the midst of the Rocky ATountains, lias expressc'l 
this well in these lines : 

If I can live to make one pale face brighter, and to 

A second lustre to some tear-dimmed eye, or e'en 

One throib of comfort to an aching heart, 
Or cheer some wayworn soul in passing by ; 
It. will be well if on that day of days the angels tell 
Of me : "She did her best for one of thine."' 

HI. Another attractive element of the Christmas 
spirit is that of generosity. 1 do not mean in ma- 
terial things. It is worth remembering that Christ- 
mas is tlic Inrthday of Jesus, the Man who never 
gave the world a dollar. He bestowed upon man- 
kind not a single material gift. Silver and gold He 
had not. but He stands in history as the Great 
Giver. Such as He liad He gave — the golden glow 

DKCE'MIiER. 1!):^2 

of a genial mind, the healing" love of a generous 
heart, the bracing energy of a courageous spirit. 
Generosity in thought and feeling. "There have 
been many mistakes," one wrote last Christmas, 
"but this is a good time of the year to forget them.'' 
The Christmas spirit makes us forget a good many 
thing's — especially the mistakes of others ; makes us 
wipe off the slate the records of any wrongs that 
others have done us, any injuries that they may 
have inflicted upon us. I have read of some tree 
in a tropical country which, when struck and 
bruised, bleeds fragrant balsam. So it should be 
with us when others hurt us, smite us witli unkind- 
ncss. If we bleed, we should bleed love, never bit- 

Along with the gifts which have prices there 
are some that are priceless. A thought for someone 
that needs it, sympathy to someone that craves it. 
praise to someone who deserves it, kindness to 
someone who is starving for it. We will not have 
to look far for such people. Dr. J. R. Miller used 
to tell the story of a girl who exclaimed enthusi- 
asticallv, "I wish I had someone to work for.' Her 
l:)rother replied, ''Well, you haven't, but grand- 
mother needs someone to read to her." Usually we 
do not have to go very far to find someone to help. 
Generosity of feeling and thought. 

We gather in Bethlehem today but in time we 
are two thousand years from P.ethlehem. But He is 
the same Jesus, "the Lamb of God that taketh 
away the sins of the world." The heart of the 
Christmas message is that "unto you is born this 
day in the City of David, a Saviour which is Christ 
the Lord.' 

Returns to Date on the Thanksgiving Offering 

In response to the very urgent a!)peal for funds 
made by rectors, four minute speakers and Thoniij- 
son Orphanage representatives, a generous and en- 
couraging reply is being made by our friends. 
^ Hf * *■ * * 


There are six products manufactured by Colgate - 
Palm Olive-Feet Soao Co. namely : Octagon Kitchen 
Soap, Toilet Soap. Floating Soap, Chips, Powder 
and Cleanser. The coupons on all of these will 
count in our campaign. Many thousand units of 
these products are used each year by our church 
people throughout the state and probably thousands 
of the coupons are thrown away and never re- 
deemed. This represents a distinct loss. In 
this waste is perhans a loss of many hundreds of 
dollars. What easier way could be found to make 
monp}' for the Orphanage than by saving every one 

of these coupons and jK-rmitting us to retleem them? 
The Orj)hanage appeals to all Churches, Auxili- 
aries, Guilds, Sunday Schools, Bible Classes and 
Y. P. S. L.'s to save coupons for the Orphanage. 
COUPONS INTO CASH. Already we have banked 
.$325.00 from redeemed coupons. Help us to get 
the second $325.00. 


Among the number of persons presented to the 
Rt. Re\'. Thomas Campbell Darst for confirmation 
during the service celei^rating the seventy-fifth an- 
niver'^ary of the first service held in St. Paul's 
Church, lieaufort, was Mr. Arthur Thomas New- 
kirk, born November 22nd, 1865, and baptized by the 
Rev. David D. VanAntwerp, the first rector of St. 
Paul's, on July 29, 1866. It is never too late to 
s( arch the record of baptisms for possible candi- 
('ates for confirmation. 


By MRS. A. C. D. NOE 

The Young People of St. James', Ayden, are 
manifesting keen interest in a miniature parish 
house which they are hel|)ing" to make possible by 
selling each .Saturday, rummage, sandwiches and 

The gara-^'e, which at present is back of the rec- 
tory, is to be moved near the church and used by 
the League and other groups of young people for 
their meetings and social programs. While this 
will be a very small parish house it is large enough 
for their purpose and also to be used as Church 
School room. 

We have chairs and other furniture except a 
musical instrument and it is hoped that someone 
who reads this article has a discarded piano or 
organ which might be donated. 

The Junior League, under the direction of Mrs. 
Jessie Noe, has raised $11.00, which will cover the 
cost of moving and partial e(pii()ment. They are 
already planning to have their Christmas plav and 
tree in tiie new building. 

]\lr. Frederick A. Tin-ner, who is serving a num- 
ber of i^arishes and missions near Wilmington, has 
just held a very successful Mission in St Philii/s. 
.Southport. The attendance increased each night 
until the Church was filled for the closing services. 
The people of the community generally were inter- 
ested in and helped by the services. The music for 
the services was made possible by our friends of the 
Methodist Church. 


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The Christmas Season is here again witli all its 
gladness and cheer. To its readers an 1 to every- 
body Ti!E MI.SSIOX TIERAI.D .^tnds I'ap'y 
Giee'tings, with the best wishes of the Season. To 
one and all we send the wish that the buoyancy. 
hope and joy of the Christmas Season may spread 
throughout the year until it makes every day one 
continuous Christmas of ''Peace on earth, good will 
to men." 

And s )ecial tidings do we send to our family 
circle, so to speak ; to those around wliose h(art!i- 
stone THE MISSION HERALD finds a wclconv. 
To our brethren of this happ}' circle we are in- 
debted for man_v messages of encouragement and 
good cheer that echo tlic Christmas tidings, and to 
them we send our grateful love. May this circle 
grow larger and larger unt 1 by ano;her Christmas 
THE MISSION HERALD shall find its way to 
e\'erv home in the Diocese. 


You want to give your friends something for 
Cliristmas. Your most perplexing question is 
"What shall I give?" Here is your answer. A 
year's sul)scription to THE MISSION HERALD 

THE MISSION HERALD should be in every 
home in the Diocese. If every suloscriber sends it 
to a ne'ghbor for a year our subscri])tion lisf will 
](' doul)le'l. If e\-('ry subscriber sends it t> twt 
fr'ends, the subscri tion list will be trebled. 

The subscription price of THE AIISSION HER- 
ALD is only $1.00 a year, payalile in advance. 


We confess to a recent longing for the Presby- 
terian Church — not because we have any doubts of 
our own authenticity. No, simply because they 
have their annual campaign for missions and home 
work in the s])ringtime. 

In our community we Iiave had the Red Cros.s 
Roll C^all, the Community Fund, the Christmas Seal 
sale, a few extra drives for various other good insti- 
tutions, and now the poor old Church. 

Would it be any great problem to cliange our 
fiscal year? There is nothing sacred about January 
1. As a mattei of fact we have often found books 
still open and doing business almost until Feb- 
ruary 1. 

The truth is. we as Christian peoole should give 
and do give our time, money and energy, to all these 
other things. Sometimes a wee li'ttle bit of bitter- 
ness is heard that the Church has been cut bv rea- 
son of the others. P.ut it certainly is true tliat we 
are all tired. 

Three Sundays this fall have we pleaded for the 
Red Cross. We gave three Sundays to plead for 
our noble Community Fund — it needed the plead- 
ing. Three Sundays we have talked very little 
about anything else excejH the canvass. P)eforc 
Christmas we must mention the seals. 

It's all fine, but we do get weary. In the spring- 
time we would have as the chief campaign our 
Church. Why can't the time be changed? — Edi- 
torial in The Southern Churcliman for December 

For these and other good reasons the fiscal year 
of tlie Diocese of East Carolina was ciianged bv 
resolutions of the Annual Convention at its meeting 
in January, 19:^2. Our present fiscal year will end 
Auril 30, 1983, and our Convention will meet in 
Mav. - ,. „ 


The whole Church will have an Every iMember 
Visitation in the spring of 1933, according to an an- 
nouncement by the National Publicity Department. 
For this and other good reasons our work should 
be done well, and reports should be made promptly 
to the District Chairmen. 




By MRS. A. C. D. NOE 

On Friday nigh't, December 2, at Greenville, i 
capacity house packed the auditorium 'of the Austin 
building of the East Carolina Teachers' College to 
see the initial performance of the three-act fairy 
play, "Ijetty and Scarlet Bunny." 

The hundreds of people filling the large audi- 
torium were taken back to fairyland by the play. 
In beautiful costumes, flowers, flashlig'ht fairies, 
butterflies, star-fairies, white fairies and rainbow 
fairies delighted the audience from start to finish by 
their lovely pageantry. 

The music of the play included songs and ex- 
quisi'te dances. 

The theme of the play was that of an excited, 
enthusiastic little girl, who learns many lessons of 
life from a wise old rabbit, and through the process 
gained contact with Fairyland. 

As a vehicle for the expression of the finest tal- 
ent of the children taking part, the play proved 
exceptionally splendid. 

Honors for good acting were achieved by Ann 
McCormick, who played well the part of the ex- 
cited, enthusiastic child, Betty. J. B. Kittrell, Jr.. 
who took the part of the Scarlet Bunny, and Joy 
Flanagan, w'ho played the Fairy Queen, also carricvl 
their parts well, while Betty Lillycrop, who played 
the part of the little magic doll, was quite a 

The dances of the various groups were all at 
tractive with special honors going to the group of 
boys playing as Not True Fairies and to the grouj) 
of girls in the scarf dance of the Rainbow Fairies. 
Interest in the play has been statewide because 
of the fact that the charming story, "The Adven- 
tures of Betty and Scarlet Bunny" was written by 
a native North Carolinian, W. A. Lil'lycrop, of 

Like Lewis Carroll, Mr. Lillycrop has been able 
to lay aside the sober dignity of adult professional 
life and to carry his readers back to the world of 
childhood and Fairyland. 

Mrs. Ann Glenn Robeson, who adapted the story 
to the stage, has done an exceptionally fine jolx 
A niece of former Governor Glenn, she came into 
prominence a few years ago by winning the state 
contest for the develo[)ment of playwrights spon- 
sored by the University of North Carolina. With 
this adaptation, she has contributed to the children's 
literature of the state as well as to the field of 
North Carolina dramatics. 

As one meets groups of clergy and laity this 
fall, one finds many of the lea^teTs-in our ])arislies 
who question a thorough-going Every Member 
Canvass. The question is continually raised, as to 
whether or not canvassers should visit those peo- 
ple who are known to be in bad financial condi- 
tions. Of course, if the Canvass is to be educa- 
tional, evangelical, and pastoral, as well as finan- 
cial, then certainly every single soul who has anv 
connection whatever with the parish, should be 

Years ago the writer learned a lesson from his 
own parish experience, which taught him that 
everyone should be approached for a pledge for 
the extension of the Kingdom. For several years, 
he was the vicar of a slum parish in one of our 
great cities. Though the parish was in the slums, 
its membership was composed of a cross-section of 
society. Thei-e were in the parish people of great 
wealth and liighest culture, along with many who 
were uneducated and on the very edge of poverty. 
In the autumn of 1022, after all the prepara- 
tions for the Canvass had been made and the eve 
of the actual Canvass had arrived, one of the can- 
vassers came to the vicar and explained to him that 
he did not have the courage to call on Mrs. A., 
who was so poor that he had not the heart to ask 
her for a contribution to the Church. This good 
woman, advanced in years, born by the docks of 
Liver, ool. was living on a pension which she re- 
ceived from the overseers of the poor and from the 
• ar sh. She lived in a garret in a side street of 
tlie slums. For three years previously she had 
])ledged out of her pittance, three cents a week. 
The vicar acquiesced in the canvasser's feeling that 
she should be left uncanvasscd. What a mistake 
he made ! On Monday morning Mrs. A. came to 
him at the parish house and delivered to him one 
of the most sc\ere rebukes he has ever received in 
his ministry. She faulted the vicar and the can- 
vassers because they had passed her by in the Can- 
vass. ^\'ith an inspired tongue she told him that 
though she was poor and her money contribution 
small, no one had the right to deny her the privi- 
lege of making her offering for her God and her 
Church in the way in which those oflPerings were 
generally made in the parish. She was right, and 
the vicar and his canvasser were forcibly reminded 
of one of the most beautiful stories in the New 
Testament— 'the story of the widow's mite.— Con- 
tril)uted. •■' • 




Reporters : Anne LaDne Martman, Lucille Noell 



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Merry Christmas, everybody! Friendly Hall 
sends you ^"uletide greetings ! 

One of the happiest events of the entire year was 
the three days stay of one of our most beloved 
friends. Miss Hope I'askette, Provincial Student 
Secretary and also Student Worker at the Florida 
State College for Women at Tallahassee. Her work 
on the campus was in the form of a Mission which 
extended over the week-end and included: leading 
the Morning" Watch group, speaking at Vespers, the 
r.ible Class and Stu'dents Club, and on Saturday 
afternoon ho'lding a very beautiful and impressive 
Retreat in Friendly Mall. The theme u )on whicli 
her talks were based was "The Way of Life," and 
they were of a most helpfid and inspiring nature. 
.Ml who hoard her were muedi impressed and her 
influence e.xtendenl beyond our own group to the 
whole campus. 

- Eac^h year the V. W. C. .\. brings an annual 
speaker to the campus for a period extending over 
several days, for the pur|>ose of addressing the stu- 
dent body and helping individuals with puzzling" 
problems. This year Dr. R. W. Miles, of Lynch- 
burg, Va., spent four days here in this capacity and 
Friendly Hall helped to welcome him. On one 
evening tlie Y. \\'. C. A. Cabinet gave a waffle sup- 
per in hViendly Hall in hone^r of Dr. Miles; and he 
also conducted an Open Forum at the regula.^ Fri 
day afternoon Stuelents Club. 

Friendly Hall is becoming an increasingly pOTti- 
lar place. Recently the .Association of University 
Women have held two meetings around its cheery 
fire, several members of the faculty have also en- 
tertained their friends in it. and one evening a happy 
time was spent when a number of girls gave a party 
for tlieir Critic Teachers. 

1 ast week a lovely victrola arrived as a gift 
from Miss Mary llar\ev Charles, of Washington, 
\. C. Evervonc who has alreadv enjoved it and 

all who will in the future, wish to express their 
grateful thanks for her thought of us. 

The elays before Thanksgiving were filled, for 
the girls of the Bible Class, with more joys than 
the thought of going home, for after taking an 
offering" for the purpose, groceries were bought and 
warm clothing donated for the little family whom 
the girls have adopted for their special care. Pro- 
ceeds from the beautiful Christmas cards which the 
members of the class are selling will also be used 
toward this end. 

The Child in the Snow 

It is Christmas Eve — ^ 

Outside in the snow 
\- ; Stands a little Child 

There's no one to know. 

He stretches his arms 

To the people who go 
There's no one to heed 

The Child in the snow. 

He walks for a while 
Till he comes to a place 
. He knocks on the door — 

In the window no face. 

■ , ■ : ' * * * 

;;' > It is Christmas Eve — 

, , Outside in the snow 

Stands a little Child 

Is there no one to know? 

He stretches his arms > 

i ' To the people who go 

Is there no one to heed 
The Child in the snow? 



Under the careful and considerate guidance of our 
rector. Rev. Wm. H. R. Jackson, the Church oi the 
Holy Cross has been making much progress fo* the 
] ast few months. 

Its major project has been the erection of a Parish 
House, which has long l;een the dream and desire 
of the church members. Ground was broken for 
the beginning of the bu'lding about two months ago 
and work has progressed so ranidly that we expect 
to have it ready lor use by the first of December. 
Mr. C. S. Dixon, our faithful Junior Warden, has 
devoted his undivided time to the supervision of its 
construction. He, and the other members of the 

DECEMBER, 19:^2 


Jjiiilding Committee have cooperated and 'helped in 
every way to make the building beautiful and suit- 
able so as to meet the present needs of the Parish. 

Strictest economy has been practiced in every 
way. There will be practically no indebtedness when 
the building is completed. Other communicants of 
the Church have given freely of their time, hauling 
sand, unloading brick and doing various other odd 
jobs that did not reo,uire skilled or trained work- 
men. All of the electrical work was gratuitously 
done by two of our young men 

The Parish fTouse is built of brick, and is con- 
nected by an annex with the church. In addition 
to the auditorium, which has an ample stage, there 
are four class rooms and a kitchen. These, we feel, 
will meet adequately the growing needs of our Sun- 
day School. It will also solve, in a way, some of 
the social problem's of our young folk, by furnishing 
a clean and wholesome place in which they can hold 
different functions of recreation. Eor this, the older 
church members have felt an urgent need. 

|[|. Over the entrance to the annex a belfry will be 
■ erected. This will add a great deal to the beauty 
and diiiTiity of the building. 

After the completion of the Parish House a cross 
is to be erected above the tower of the church. 

The several different churdi organizations are all 
joining hands in helping to complete the Parish 
House. The Parochial .Society is one of the ohler 
organizations, and it was under its supervision that 
the first funds were raised, and the first plans made 
for the Parish House. 

The Woman's Auxiliary is also shouldering its 
[art of the church's responsibilities. On Thanks- 
giving Day the Parochial, and the Auxiliary served 
delicious turkey dinners at a most reasonable price ; 
the proceeds going to the l^uilding fund. 

The Guild of the Holy Cross, which was organized 
last s )ring, now has a meml:)ership of twenty. They 
are at present trying to raise sufficient funds to 
purchase new altar hangings. They expect to have 
a new set of white hangings for the coming Christ- 
mas season. A goodly portion of ^this fund was 
ra'sed on Election Day. when the Guild sponsored 
a restaurant at the Cherry Hotel. 

The Sunday .School is likewise doing its share 
toward aiding the progress of the Church. 

We are especially proud of the material growth 
of our parish, because we know that out of it will 
grow new determinations and aspirations for the 
furtherance of the cause of Christ. 


I]. P. S. L. 

SOTHERN HATCHEfJ., Publicity Chairman 

On Tuesday, November 1st, Mr. Fred Turner, 
former Captain of the Church .Army, issued a call 
for all the young people who were interested in 
organizing a Young People's League at St. An- 
drew's, to which twenty young people responded. 

Mr. Tom James, President of St. James' League, 
Wilmington, gave a very interesting talk in which 
he offered a great many helpful suggestions and 
ideas in forming a new League. The election of offi- 
cers followedi Mr. James' talk. Miss Elizabeth Tay- 
lor was elected president, Miss Myrtle Mae Parker, 
vice-president, Mr. Claude McGowan. secretary, Mr. 
Junior Green, treasurer, and M. Chick Taylor as 
the Diocesan Representative. Mrs. Andrew Dizor 
and Mrs. Clarence Rogers were elected counsellors. 

Since this time, St. Andrews' League has had 
three regular Sunday night meetings, all of which 
were wel'l represented by enthusiastic workers, 
young people who are willing to devote their time 
and etforts in order that St. Andrews' might stand 
out in front. 

The young people of St. Andrew's deserve a great 
deal of praise and credit for the fine work that they 
have accomplished in the short length of time that 
they have been organized. Although handicapperl 
without a regular minister, we look to St. An- 
drew's for a strong League that will prove an asset 
to their Church and Diocese. 

Keep uj) the good work, St. Andrew's! 
* # * # * 


Last Sunday night, November 27th, all the 
Leagues in the city met at St. James' Parish House 
for the first annual joint meeting through an invita- 
tion extended ]\v .St. James'. 

The meeting was called to order by Tom James, 
president, a scri|)ture reading followed by Margaret 
Darst. after which Janie fjoatwright led in prayers. 
The Chairman then expressed his appreciation anrl 
gratitude for the wonderful representation of the 
various Leagues present. A splendid report was 
given by each League covering the activities that 
have taken place in their T,eagues since the Con- 
vention in Fayetteviille. These reports revealed the 
Leagues in excellent standing and most active in 
church and social work. 

After a brief discussion on these re])orts the meet- 
ing was turned over to Mr. W. G. Robertson, who 



witli Mr. Arthur Jolnis, baritone soloist, presenteil 
a delig'htful mnsica! proL^ram. At the conclus^oti 
of this enterlainmcnt 'V. Milton, rector of St. 
James', was called uiion for a short talk, to which 
he graciously responded. The meeting was broug^ht 
to a close with the serving of delicious refreshments 
by the members of St. James' League. 

It is the oijinion of e\ erj'one who was present 
that St. James' League members deserve praise and 
thanks for making a meeting of this sort possible 
where all the Leagues are brought closer together 
in a true spirit of fejlow^liip. 

V ^ -i- •7S" 9P 


A delig'htful o3-stcT supjjer was given by the 
League members of St. John's Church on Thursday 
evening, November 3rd. The oysters were served 
in three styles. It was estimated that over fifty 
suppers were sold. The proceeds were given over 
to the Church for the purchase of Choir vestments. 
* * * * 

Up to the present time no information other than 
local news has been received by the Publicity Chair- 
man We are sure that your League has done some 
service or social act in t'he month of Novem'ber. 
W'hv not send that information in? 


At 6 :30 P. Al. November 30, 1932, there met in 
the stately dining room of St. Paul's Parish Mouse, 
Wilnrngton, about I'li] men and boys to celebrate 
St. .Xndrew's Day, the day around which tlie church 
commences its year. 

The ladies had provided an old Southern turkey 
dinner and Mr. J. K. L. AVade, the President of the 
i brotherhood of St. Andrew in the Convocation of 
Wilmington, furnished a strong array of speakers. 
In his own inimitable way he carried a large pro- 
gram ra )idly through to completion in such a man- 
ner that no one nalized we had been in the hall 
over two hours. We have a way, however, in East 
Carolina of kee;)ing an audience — for no one will 
leave when they know that by waiting they can hear 
onr own be'loved Bishop, who arose at the end of 
the meeting and delivered a beautiful trilmte to the 
Lrotherhood, which will long remain in the minds of 
those present. 

A high note was struck in the beginning in the 
address of welcome by Senator WiH'am B. Camp- 
bell. Among the larger delegations were those from 

St. John's, St. James' and I^uniberton and the farth- 
est was led by Mr. Wicker, who brought with him 
three young men 130 miles to Wilmington. It may 
not be out of place to state here that in the past 12 
months the Rev. IMr. Wicker has baptized 118 and 
presented 48 for confirmation. He modestly attrib- 
utes this to the sdlid foundation laid many years 
ago by that grand ol'd saint, Dr. Geo. W. Lay. 

There pervaded the entire meeting a very hig'h 
order of manly strength, and as so well stated in tlie 
one minute talk by Mr. Troy Anderson, the church 
has in the Brotherhood of St. Andrew the proper 
machinery for the harnessing o'f its man power 

The Brotherhood was indeed fortunate in having 
the Rev. Alexander Miller speak on "What the'therhood Means to the Rector of the Parish." 
Almost a life long member of the Brotherhood he 
was well able to explain what the Brothehood 
stands for. how it can only succeed and how it 
answers so fully the question often asked the har- 
rassed rector, "What can I do for my church and 
for my God?" 

Among the beautiful talks it is hard to pick out 
a few, and yet we will long remember the sj)eech 
of Mr. R. E. Taop, of W^ilmington, and Mr. John 
R. Tttlar, of St. John's, Fayetteville, and that mas- 
terful plea for the extension of the Brotherhood by 
Judge George Ronntree (^f St. James', Wilmington. 

Every now and then there cropped up that strong 
steady underlying influence of a true believer in the 
Brotherhood, the Rev. W. R. Noe, our Executive 
.Secretary. Among the inspirational minute talks 
should be included those of the Rev. Mr. Gresham, 
the new rector of St. Stephen's, Golds'boro, the Rev. 
Mr. Matthews, Mr. Jno. L. Hazlehurst, Jr., Mr. 
W. A. Smith and Capt. C. B. Fry, of Lumberton. 
It was good to see, surrounded by his men, the Dean 
of the Convocation of Wilmington, the Rev. E. W. 

—J- Q- R- 


Mr. Chairman : 

It is with a very keen sense of my own nnworthi- 
ness that I respond to the request to say a few 
words on the subject of the two rules of member- 
ship in the Brotherhood of St. Andrew — namely The 
Rule of Prayer and The Rule of Service. 

"The Rule of Prayer is to pray daily for the 
spread of Christ's Kingdom among men — espe- 
cially young men — and for God's blessing upon the 


DECEMBER, 103:2 


labors of the Brotherhood." 

"The Rule of Service is to make at least one 
earnest effort each week to lead some man nearer 
to Christ throug'h His Church." 

These rules have been sitated st) often that the}^ 
are perfectly familiar to all of us, but, familiar 
though they be, they are not to be considered lightly 
or indifferently, for they form the real test of the 
sincerity and earnestness of our membership. So 
im;:ortant were they considered by the founders of 
this organization that in the very first section of 
the first Article of the Constition we find these rules 
laid down as the first recjuirement of membership — 
and stated in language of such chaWenging' force 
that r.o man may mistake or misunderstand. 

The o'bligation to faithfuly o'bserve these rules 
is taken by the candidate upon his admission into 

Upon this foundation rock rests the value and 
strength of the organization as a whole, and the 
purposeful meaning of membership to the indi- 
vidual. It could not rest on other ground. Only 
by the consecrated prayers and devoted service of 
its members, can it continue and be a force for good 
in the Church, and membership would be a sorry 
thing with any less or lighter reejuirement, and un- 
worthy of the great name we assume. 

I have referred to these rules as a challenge, and 
they are no less ! They are a challenge anel a call 
for loyal service from all of us who have been 
signed with the Sign of the Cross. Signed for what? 
In token that henceforward we would not be 
ashamed to confess Christ before men, and of our 
promise ''to fight manfully under His banner, and 
con'tinue His faithful soldiers until our life's end." 

These too, are familiar words. Are they, have 
they been without meaning in our lives? If not, 
why should we rebel and quibble over the two rules 
of the Brotherhood? And yet — all of us who have 
had more than a speaking acquaintance with the or- 
ganization have again and again seen these rules 
pleaded as a reason, an excuse — by many a well 
wishing but indifferent member df our Church for 
not affiliating himself with the members of this 
Brotherhood, whose only business and purpose is to 
work for the spread of Christ's Kingdom. I do not 
know if in these few moments I am expected to set 
up a defense or apology for these rules. I am cer- 
tainly not trying to do that, for when we consider, 
at all .seriously, the obligation which rests upon each 
of us as members of the Church, no defense shoulel — 
or can be necessary. Perhaps we find trouble with 
their application — and yet again — if we are indeed 
in earnest — and God help us if we are not, we can 
find many ways to sincerely fulfill this pledge. Our 

intention and motive, together with the earnestness 
we show, is the main thing. 

There are many ways to pray, and many avenues 
along which we may bring others under the influ- 
ence of the Church. 

We have two striking examples of prayer atti- 
tudes in the parable of the Pharisee and the Pub- 
lican. Both we may suppose were in a sense earnest 
— and yet how different the approach. Let us emu- 
late the Publican and in humility first ask God's 
mercy for our own sins. 

To illustrate the many modes of prayer I quote 
from an old hymn long since considered obsolete : 

"Prayer is the soul's sincere desire 
Uttered, or unexpressed — 

The action of a hidden fire 

Which burns within the breast. 

Prayer is a motion or a sigh ' 

The falling of a tear — ■' 

The upward glancing of an eye 
\\'lien none but God is near.'' 

Then as to service. Can we earnestly pray and 
hope for the coming of the Kingdom, without our- 
selves doing our bit to bring it to pass ? 

Would we be satisfied with any lighter commis- 
sion than to make at least one earnest effort each 
week to bring one recruit to our Captain's forces? 
In our heart of hearts we know that this is but "our 
reasonable service." 

Let us try to develop the idea of the privilege of 
service, the privilege of bearing our Captain's colors 
as elid the knights and squires of old. Then will we 
gladly accept and discharge whatever service is 
asked of us in the King's name. 

A recent book quotes an eminent modern scien- 
tist in these words ; 

"The most tragic event in the history of the uni- 
verse is that man should ever have become con- 
scious of himself." 

As Christians we deny and denounce this state- 
ment and we proclaim that the most glorious event 
in the history of the universe is that man became 
conscious of God — and the greatest moment in his 
life is when a man becomes conscious that he is in- 
deed the Son of God and brother of the Son of iMan. 

At the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of St. 
Paid's, Beaufort, on November 22nd, the sermon 
was preached by the Bishop of the Diocese. The 
Rev. Jean A. Vache. Greensboro ; the Rev. Ilbert 
deL. Brayshaw. New Bern; the Rev. S. E. iMat- 
thevvs, ^^^asl^ington ; the Rev. W. R. Noe, Wilming- 
ton, and many lay people from nearby parishes at- 
tended the service. 




A very interesting meeting was held on No- 
vember 7, when Mrs. Outland, the Diocesan Presi- 
dent; ]Miss Caroline Myers, the Custodian of the 
U. T. O., and Mrs. Victor Shelburne, Chairman of 
Christian Social Service, talked on the general Dio- 
cesan Program. Tea was served after the business 
session and all the members had an opportunity to 
meet the guests. 

The Auxiliary was well represented at the Dis- 
trict Meetings, both at Seven Springs and at 

St. Agnes' Chapter has ordered a new cassock 
for onr Rector. Mr. Brayshaw. Another cha])ter is 

presenting him with a new surplice. 

* * * * * ' 

Y. P. S. L. 

At the evening service on the first Sunday in 
Advent ten girls of the Service League put on a 
beautiful pageant in the chancel of the Church, in 
place of the sermon. This was the pageant of the 
Christian Seasons. Each one carried a beautiful 
hand colored card depicting the symbols of tlie 
different seasons and wearing a scarf of the pro lei 
color for the seasons, and gave a brief account of the 
time and lesson of the season. After each card was 
read the choir sang a hymn of the particular season. 
The congregation was tremendou:-ly impressed with 
the lessons taught l)y these cards and by the rever- 
ence and digTiity of the jageanters. 

Christ Church League would be very glad to lend 
these carets to any League that might like to ])u^ 
on this ])ageant. 

Tlic League has already paid all of its Diocesar. 
pledges in full. 

—A. H. C. 


With the consen't; and coopeiation of the congre- 
gations of the churches in the county, the rector has 
accepted the position of case worker in the distribu- 
tion of the state aid allotted by the R. F. C. to 
i'ertie County. 

On the Sunday following Thanksgiving Day the 
Churcli in Woodville made its Thanksgiving offer 
ing to the Thompson Orphanage. 

Group 2 of the Woman's Auxiliary of St. 
Thomas' Cliurch, Windsor, recently gave a dinner 
dance, at which they cleared fourteen dollars. 

A very beantiful Thanksgiving service was held 
in !-^t. Tliomas' Church on Thanksgiving Pay. Th._' 

church was elecorated with fruits and vegetables, 
which were later distribnted among the needy peo- 
ple in Windsor. The offering was given to the 
Tlumipson Orphanage. 

Thomas S. McConnell, of Windsor, has decided 
to stuely for Koly Orders and hopes to enter George 
Washington University after Christmas. 

On the first Monelay in each month the rectejr 
gives an address in the High School in W^indsor. 
Tlie purpose of these addresses is to help in the 
school's program of training its pupils in citizenship. 

On Sunday, November 13, William Smith Nor 
fleet, Jr., was baptizeel in St. Mark's Church. Roxo- 
bel, and on Wednesday. November 16, George Lewis 
]\fardre. III, was baptized in St. Thomas' Church, 


To be Collected by the Dioceses in December for 

the Work of the General Church in Order 

to Balance the 1932 Budget 

Relying on pledges of members of the 
Church the Dioceses notified the Na- 
tional Conncil to expect .$2, 163.903 

Pledges to the "1932 Deficiency Fund" 

were 317.911 

Total expected for 1932 $2481,817 

L^p to December first the Dioceses had 

remitted 1,532,127 

Balance to be collected in December $ 949.69(> 

The National Coimcil has appropriated every 
dollar of this money and confidently elepends on 
you. the loyal members of the Churcli, to make goo I 
on your pledges. We rely e>n Parish and Diocesan 
Treasurers to remit promptly all money due the 
National Council in order that the year may end 
without a deficit. 










The Sta'te Sanatorium is a tubercular hospital and 
gathers its patients from all parts of the State. Like 
any other community, ycni will find all kinds of 
folks — old women and little children; well-^to-do 
and very p'oor ; educated and ignorant. Ikit in one 
way they are all alike — in their sickness. 

Before visiting the Sanatorium I expected to find 
every one very ill and that on lea\ing one would feel 
more like having attended a funeral than having 
had a pleasant visit with friends. Circumstances 
brought me in touch with the institution where I 
found to my surprise that nearly all patients lookerl 
to be in good health and certainly were in fino 
spirit. Indeed I know of no jdace where the spirit 
of comradeship is so beautifully manifested. 

After visiting the Sanatorium for about two years 
in an unofficial way Bishop Darst asked me to make 
my visits official and minister to the mcnTl)ers of 
the Church there wdio desired her ministry. I founl 

it necessary to call to my assistance the Rev. Mr. j 
Brown, of Southern i'mcs, who comes down occa- '■ 
sionally and adnimisters the Lord's Supper, that I . 
might be free to make as many calls as possible, ■ 
regardless of cluu'ch affiliation, on my monthly 
visits. These trips are made at my expense and 
must, therefore, be limited 'to one each month. 

On the Kith of October, the Bishop visited Sana- 
torium and confirmed a ver}' fine young lady whose 
home is in Gastonia. 

Recently I received a box of 1:)Ooks from the 
Woman's Auxiliary of St. John's, Wilmington, sent 
through the Church Periodical Club Secretary, Miss : 
Jessie Peace, a number of which have already been 
distributed and greatly apprec-ated. The patients 
are great readers and will ajipreciate any good read- 
ing matter. 

If anv of our jdiocesan family ai-e inclined at 
t'mes to feel a bit gloomy over the dailv task and 
the prol)lems that arise, come to Sanatorium, visit 
the patients, then return to your homes with new 
ins')iration and thankfulness that you have so 


I.ootitloii Parish or Mi.ssion Goal 

Atkinson, .St. Thomas' $ 90.0(1 

Auroi-a, Holy Cross 37.5.00 

Ayden, St. James' 375.00 

Bath, St. Thomas' 75,00 

Benifort, St. Paul's 600 00 

Belhaven, St. James' 300.00 

Bonnerton, St. John'.s 105.00 

Chocowinity, Trin'ty 120.00 

Clinton, St. Paul's 300.00 

Columbia, St. Andrew's 330.00 

Creswcll, St. David's 525.00 

Edenton, St. Paul's 2,250.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church... l.fiSO.OO 

Parmville, Emmanuel 375.00 

Payetteville, St. John's 2,250.00 

Fayetteville, St. Joseph's 210.00 

Oatesville, St. Mary's 225.00 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen's 1,050.00 

Greenville, St. Paul's 1,200.00 

Crifton, St. John's ISO. 00 

HamMton, St. Martin's «0.00 

ftrtford, Holy Trinity 600.00 

Hope Mills, Christ Church 120.00 

Jessama, Zion 120.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 1,200.00 

Lake Landing-, St. Ceorg-e's 135.00 

New Bern, Christ Church 1,725.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's 120.00 

Plymruith, Grace Church 375.00 

Red Sprin.g-s, St. Stephen's 75.00 

Roper, St. Luke's 270.00 

Seven Spring-s, Holy Innocents'. 240.00 

Southnort, St. Philip's 270.00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul's 60.00 

AVashing-ton, St. Peter's . 2,250 00 

Willamston, Advent 300.00 

■Wilmington, Good Shepherd .... 300 00 

Wilmington, St. James' 10.950.00 

Wilmington, St. Joh.n's 2,475.00 

"Wi'ming-ton, St, Mark's 210.00 

Wilmlng-ton. St. Paul's l,6Sn.OO 

Windsor, St, Thomas' 375.00 

Wintnn, St. John's 130.00 

Woodville, Grace Church 375.00 


Ahnskie, St Thomas' 00,00 

Belhaven. St, Mary's 105.00 

Pafd to 
Deo. 13 





87 99 
28. SO 






622 70 





756 54 











I.f'ontioii Pnri.sli or Mis.sioii Goal 

Burgaw, St. Mary's $ 105.00 

Edenton, St. John the EvangeTst 150.00 

Eli-',nt)eth City, St. Philip's 30.00 

Fairfield, All Saints' 30.00 

Faison. St. Gabriel's 60 00 

Goldsboro, St. Andrews 105.00 

Kinston, St. Augustine's 75.00 

Lumberton. Trinity 120.00 

Morehead City. St. Andrew's.... 120.00 

North West, All Souls' 45.00 

Orient.Tl, St. Thomas' 30.00 

Pikeville. St. Gorge's 60.00 

Roxobel, St. Mark's 120.00 

«l.Tdesville, St. John's 30.00 

Smnv Hill, St. B.nrnabas' 210.00 

Sufhurv St. Peter's 75 00 

Swan Quarter, Calvary 15.00 

Trenton. Grace Church 120.00 

AVarraw, Calvary .10.00 

WashinPTton, St. P.-iil'.'^ 120.00 

Whiteville, Grnce Church 105.00 

VHnt.M-ville, St. T-ukes 195.00 

AVr'ghtsvile, St. Andrew's 120.00 

Ye.-itesville, St. Matthew's 120.00 


Aurora, St. Jude's 60.00 

Avoca, Holy Innocents' 75.00 

Br^pufort, St. Clement's 45 00 

Camden. St Joseph's 15.00 

Greenville, St. Andrew's 60.00 

Haddock's Cross, 

St. Stephen's 30.00 

Jas-.ier, St. Thomas' 60.00 

IVTurfreesboro, St. Barnabas' .... 60.00 

Pollocksville, Mission 45.00 

Roner. St. Ann's 30.00 

W lliam.'^-.ton, St. Ignatius' 30.00 

W'lmington, "Brooklyn" Mission 15.00 

"^^'ilmington, Delg-ado Mission .. 15.00 

Wrightsvile, St. Augustine's ... 15.00 

'"^nmpbellton. St. Philip's 60.00 

Kin.t-toii, Christ Church 60.00 

Tolar-Hart, Good Shepherd .... 60.00 

Total $40,470.00 

Paid to 
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Raleigh, North Carolina 

An Episcopal School for girls — Have your daughter 
receive her education in a church school. 

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Saint Mary's offers 4 years' High School and 2 
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"To Ijegin on the first Sunday in 
Epiphany, 1933, the preparation for the 
new CauNass. The study periods of the 
Woman's Auxiliary the special articles 
prepared for the Mission Herald and tb.e 
sermons during th'is Epiphany Season 
to be based upon the fundamentals of 
Christian leacliing and living The' effort 
of this period to be linked up in a very 
delin^te \vay with the program of Christ's ' 
Church as presented in the General 
Church Program, the Program of the 
Liocesc and the Proijram of the Parish." 


January, 1933 



Church School Box Report 


The boxes were sent to the Rev. W. J. Howes, Holy Spirit Mission, Randlett, Utah. 

No. Children Gifts Value of Box Secretary of Parish 

Ayden 12 16 S 4.00 

Aurora 17 17 3.33 Mrs. Mary C. Guilford 

Beaufort 18 18 5.00 Mrs. Worth Wicker 

Belhaven 12 12 4.00 

Creswell 12 12 8.83 Mrs. J. L. Phelps 

Edenton 26 26 10.60 Miss Louise Coke 

Elizabeth City 20 29 10.00 Miss Ilattie Harney 

Fayetteville 28 42 15.00 Mrs. W. N. Tillinghast 

Greenville 26 35 9.33 Miss Ilennie Long 

Go'ldsboro 29 30 5.00 Mrs. J. E. F. Hicks 

Hertford 16 ' 16 4.39 Miss Mae Winslow 

Hamilton ■ Money 1.00 Miss EfPie Waldo 

Seven Springs 18 18 4.05 Miss Mamie Whitfield 

Kinston 22 -. ? 6.00 Miss Carlotta Newborn 

Lumberton 14 : ■ 25 3.88 Miss Em'ma Thompson 

New Bern 18 • 22 10.00 Mrs. Frank Chalien 

Plymouth -' Money 3.50 

Southport 10 19 5.00 Mrs. Charles Hewitt 

Washington 26 No report Miss Claire Braddy 

Wilmington, St. James' 44 ' 50 30.00 Miss Leonora Cantwell 

Wilmington, St. John's 18 ' 18 10.00 Mrs. M. E. Herbst 

Wilmington, Good Shepherd 19 30 14.00 Miss Anna L. Robertson 

Wilmington, St. Paul's 14 18 10.00 Mrs. A. T. St.Amand 

Wintervi'lle 8 8 3.00 Mrs. J. D. Cox 

Windsor 17 19 5.00 Mrs. A. J. Mackie 

Woodville 9 9 2.50 Miss Stella Phelps 

Total 455 480 $ 186.81 

The following parishes accepted but were unable Plymouth. 

to fulfill their obligations : The other parishes were not asked to help with 

Roper; 10 children — ^later accepted by St. James', this year's Foreign assignment. 

Wilmington. I wish to thank the Parish Secretaries for their 

Roxobel ; 10 children — ^later accepted by St. help. We went over the top. 

Paul's, Greenville. Sincerely yours. 

Clinton ; preferred to help at home. • MRS. H. M. BONNER, 

Gatesville; replied when requested to help that Diocesan Box Secretary. 

they could not help this year. ^ " 

Washington; reported box sent but failed to re- Letter from Rev. W. J. Howes, 

port number of gifts and value of box. ' Randlett, Utah. 
Colum'bia, Farmville and Williamston made no 

reply to call. December 15, 1932. 

The children also sent $6.25 to Bishop Hulse, IMy dear Boys and Girls : 

Cuba, as their Foreign assignment. To this call the I want to convey to you all my most sincere 

following parishes replied almost immediately: thanks for the wonderful gifts which you sent us 

Wilmington. St. James'. for distribution at our Indian Christmas tree. The 

Hertford. gifts were exactly the kind we most needed and to 

Elizabeth City. • ■ ' a great number (aoart from our Eucharist on 

Fayetteville. ' Christmas Day) they will convey the the only mes- 

Wilmington, St. John's. (Continued on Page 14) 

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On Sunday, December 4th, I had the blessed priv- 
ilege of being with the Rev. Robert B. Drane, D. D., 
in St. Paul's Church, Edenton, where I preached, 
confirmed eight persons, presented by Dr. Drane, 
and celebrated holy communion at 11.00 A. M. 

This was Dr. Drane's last Sunday in St. Paul's 
before leaving for an extended visit to his daughter 
in Hi'llsboro, and while our hearts were sad as we 
realized t'hat his long and beautiful ministry in Eden- 
ton was officially over, our hearls were full of love 
and gratitude for all that his ministry had meant to 
the community and parish and diocese. 

In the afternoon Dr. Drane and I went to Meege, 
where I preached in the Auditorium of the Chowan 
High School The people of this community who 
have been served by Dr. Drane once a mtoiith for 
many years seemed truly distressed to feel that those 
helpful visits from him had come to an end. 

On the night of the 4th I preached in St. John'^r 
the Evangelist Church, Edenton, at 7.30, and at 
nine o'clock I met with the Vestry of St. Paul's. 

On ATonday night, December 5th, I preached in 
St. Paul's Church, Vance'boro. 

On Wednesday night, the 7th, I preached and con- 
firmed eight persons, presented by Mr. Frederick A. 
Turner, in Trinity Church, Lumberton, making a 
total of twenty-two persons confirmed in that thriv- 
ing Mission during the year. 

On Thursday night, the 8th, I preached and con- 
firmed five persons, presented by the Rev. W. R. 
Noe, in St. Philip's Church, Southport, and was glad 
to note many signs of new life and growth in that 
intercst'ng old Parish. 

On Friday, the 9th, I confirmed one person in St. 
James" Church, Wilmington, at noon. 

Sunday, the 11th, was an unusually busy day. 

At 11 A. M. I preache'd and confirmed seven per- 
sons, presented by the Rev. E. T. Jillson, in Holy 
Trinity Church, Hertford. 

At 3.00 P. M. I preached and confirmed four per- 
sons, presented by the Rev. S. N. Griffith, in St. 
Philip's Church, Elizabeth City, and at 8.00 P. M. 
I preached and confirnred one person, presented by 
the Rev, George F. Hill in Christ Church, Elizabeth 

On Tuesday, the 13th. I presided at a meeting of 
the National Commission on Evangelism in New 
York Citv. 

On Sunday, the 18th, at 11 A. M., 1 i)rcached and 
confirmed tiiree persons, presented by the Rev. J. O. 
Meckwith, Jr., and celebrated Holy Communion in 
St, Barnabas' Church, Snow Hill. 

On the night of the 18th I instituted the Rev. 
George .S. Gresham as Rector, and preached in St. 
vStephen's Church, Goldsboro. While in Goldsboro 
I confirmed one person in private. 

On Wednesday, the 21st, St. Thomas' Day, at 
7.30 P. M., I preaclied and confirmed four persons, 
presented by the Rev. W. R. Noe, in St. Andrew's 
Churcli, Wrightsville, Sound. 

On Sunday, the 25th, Christmas Day, I assisted 
the Rector in the celebration of the Holy Commun- 
ion in .St. James' Church, Wilmington, at 8.00 A. M. 

On Thursday, the 29t'h, I attended the funeral of 
the Rt Rev. Joseph Blount Cheshire, D. D., late 
Bishop of North Carolina, in the Church of the Good 
Shepherd, Raleigh, and from there went on to Tar- 
boro for the Interment in Calvar}^ Church yard. 

Bishoo Cheshire was a faithful leader, a wise 
counselor, a loyal and devoted Churchman, a hum- 
ble follower of his Master and he will be sadly 
missed in Church and State. 

On Saturday, the 31st, at 5.00 P. M., I officiated 
at the marriage of two of my young friends, both 
of whom I had confirmed in their childhood, at St. 
Stephen's Church, Goldsboro. 

The year just closed Avas not an easy year. It 
brought losses and disappointments and sorrows to 
manv peop.le. It was a year in which the marks of 
confusion and unrest were very evident in State and 
Nation and W^orld. i 

It was marked by happenings that shocked the 
civilized world. Material values declined, unem- 
])loyment increased,, re\ohuion threatened, and 3'et, 
in s'lite of those things, j^erhaps because of those 
things, it was a year in which many men and wo- 
men, baffled and defeated, turned back from their 
futile paths and found God and in finding Hini, 
found peace. 

In our own diocese the spiritual life of our people 
has never been finer or the genuineness of the re- 
ligion of our people more apparent. 

The number of those confirmed by me — four hun- 
dred and fifty-one — represent an increase of more 
than one hundred over the average, and this increase 
in confirmations is only one indication of the new 


spirit which seems to be pulsing in the lives of our 
people today. 

May God give us courage and faith to go forward 
into the New Year, conscious of His presence, se- 
cure in His power, rejoicing in His service, to the 
accomplishments of the tasks committed to our 

He IS workinjT His purposes o\ic. God grant that 
we may allow Him to work out His blessed plans 
for the redemption of His world through you and 
through me. 

Faithfully and affectionately, 

Your friend and Bishop, 



Annual Meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary to the 
National Council, Diocese of East Carolina 

January 25-26, 1933. 

St. Mary's Church, Kinston, N. C. 

January 24th, 1933. 

8.00 P. M.— Executive Board Meeting, Parish 

January 25th. 
30.00 A. M. — CelelM'ation of the Holy Communion. 
11.00 A. M. — Opening Session — Registration of Del- 

Hymn 502 — Prayers. Dr. Huske. 
Greetings from the Parish. 
Roll Call. 

Minutes — Mrs. J. L. Shackleford. 
Appointment of Committees. 
President's Report — Mrs. Fred L. 

Noonday Prayers and Address — Bish- 
op Darst. 

Convocation of Edenton — Mrs. \\\ S. 

Convocation of Wilmington — Mrs. J. 
O. Beckwith. 

Colored Convocation — Mrs. R. I. John- 
Treasurer's Report — Mrs. John A. 

1.00 P. M.— Lunch. 

2.00 P. M.— Meditation— Rev. W. A. Lillycrop. 

United Thank Ofifering — Miss Caro- 
line K. Myers. 

Christian Social Service — Mrs. Victor 
B. Slielhurne. 

Thomnson Orphanage — Rev. W. H. 

Student Work — Mrs. Jennie M. How- 

Hymn 120. 

8.00 P. M.— Mass Meeting— Rt. Rev. Edwin A. 

Penick, D. D. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D. D. 
January 26th 
7.30 A. M. — Corporate Communion. 

Presentation of the Bishop's Fund. 
9.30 A. M.— Hymn 326— Prayers, Dr. Huske. 

Minutes — Mrs. J. L. Shackleford. 

Presentation of Proposed Constitution 

— Miss Ethel Parker. 

Department Reports. 

Education — Mrs. A. B. Houtz. 

Supply— Mrs. T. P. Anthony. 

Field — Mrs. John B. Cranmer. 

Publicity — Mrs. Henry J. MacMillan. 

Church Periodical Club — Miss Jessie 


Stewardship — Mrs. James R. Cain 

Noonday Prayers and Address — Bish- 
op Darst. 

Field Project Discussion. 

Conference of Parish Branch Presi- 

Conference of L^nited Thank Offering 

1.00 P. M.— Lunch 
2.00 P. ^L— Hymn 493— Prayers. Dr. Huske. 

Report of Nominating Committee. 


Missionary Talk on China — Rev. E. F. 


Re])orts of Committees. 

Minutes. •• 



All interested women are welcom.e to the Annual 
Meeting. Delegates are urged to stay through the 
whole meeting and to make careful notes for their 
reports to t)ie Parishes. 


Rev. C. A. Ashby, Rector of the Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Jacksonville, Fla., has been elected 
Rector of St. Paul's, Edenton, and it is hoped by his 
many friends in the Diocese that he will accept the 

Mr. Ashby was Rector of Christ Church, Elizabeth 
City for a number of years and went from there to 
become Rector of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh, N. C. 

He has been Rector of tlie Church in Jacksonville, 
Fla. for several years. 

lANUARY, 1933. 

General Church 

By Rev. William H. Millon. D. D. NEWS AND COMMENTS 

<<T HAVE NO interest in Missions," exclaimed a 
1 petulant young lady. "No, dear," said her 
aunt/'Yon can hardly expect to." "It is just like get- 
ting interest at the bank; you have to put in a little 
something first, and the more you j)ut in — in time or 
money, or prayer — ^the m.ore the interest grows." 
"But something you must put in, or you v/ill never 
have any interest." I wonder how far this decribes 
those w'ho give grudgingly or of necessity, or 
those who GIVE nothing at all REGULARLY— 
about half a million of the Church's members. 

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APROPOS of the above we have the report of 
the action of the National Council at its last 
meeting, due to the tremendous falling off in the 
offerings for General Missions; 

In the tentative working budget for 1933 (which 
comes up for final adoption in February; after the 
Dioceses have reported what they expect to give 
in that year) the Council with profound regret voted 
reductions totaling over $420,000.00. This is in ad- 
dition to the $800,000.00 cut from the last year's 
budget, and leaves a tentative budget for 1933 at 
$3,050,000.00 instead of the amount authorized by 
the General Convention, which was $4,225,000.00. 



HE FOLLOWING item will be of interest to 
everyone in East Carolina : 

It is good that leadership in college work under the 
National Council was resumed on Jan. 1, after a lapse 
of only four months. This does not mean that the 
po.s'ition of Secretary for College Work, left va- 
cant by the resignation of the Rev. P>rooke Stabler 
on September 1, 1932, is filled in the ordinary sense; 
but it does mean that, acting upon a resolution 
passed by the National Council in October, the Pre- 
siding Bishop has chosen the Rev. Thomas H, 
Wright to serve temporarily as Acting Secrctaiw, 
and that Mr. \\^right has accepted the assignment. 
This arrangement is made possible by the fact that 
Mr. Wright was already an employee of the Nation- 
al Council. His new position represents a change of 
work and a re-arrangement of personnel, rather 
than an addition to the paid force of the National 

Since September, 1930, Mr. Wright has been 
part-time Associate Secretary for College Work in 
the Province of Sewanee, first at Lumberton in East 
Carolina and later at Chapel Plill, North Carolina, 

where he has also assisteil in student work at the 
Cni\'ersitv of \orth Carolina. He has endeared him 
self to students, faculty members, bishops and other 
leaders. fie is a graduate of the University of the 
South and of the Theological Seminary in .Mexan- 
dr'a. A'irginia. 

The work which Mr. Wright will carry forward 
will be virtually tlie same as that for which Mr. 
Glenn and Mr. Stabler \\ere rtsi)onsible from 1927 
until 1932. This means that he will keen in touch 
with college pastors and student workers generally, 
whether men or women, and will g'ive help, when 
asked, in the important matter of filling vacancies 
that occur in these posts, 

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HERE IS ANOTHER item of interest to the 
people of East Carolina, as another instance of 
the Widening circles of influence exerted by the 
Diocese : 

On December 8th, at Voorhees School for Ne- 
groes, Denmark, S. C., The Trades School Building 
for Girls was dedicated by the Bishop of Upper 
South Carolina. This building was given by the 
congregation of St. James' Church, Wilmington, as 
the result of its Easter Ofl'ering of 1931. The gift 
of ,"1^10,000.00 from St. James' was augmented by 
S3.000.00 from the General Board of Education. The 
building will be used for the training of Negro girls 
in the various branches of domestic service, the up- 
per story being used as guest rooms for white visi- 
tors and friends of the school. The inscription on 
the bronze Memorial Tablet ])laced in the front hall 
of the ])\ii]ding is as follows: 

This Building is erected by the 


Wilmington, North Carolina 

In grateful Memory of 

Their Loyal Friends and Faithful Servants 

Among the Negroes of the Old South, 

As a Reminder of Their Virtues and Graces 

To Both Races in the New South. 

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HERE IS AN EXAMPLE of heroic service and 
sacrificial generosity on the part of one of our 
missionaries, with the hope that, perhaps, some of 
us may be induced to emulate her example: 

At the meeting of the National Council, in his 
report of the receipts of legacies, in amounts varying 
from $100.00 to several thousand dollars and total- 


ling over $48,000.00, the Treasurer announced one 
legacy left by Em'ily DeWi'tt Seaman, for many 
years a missionary in Liberia, where she founded and 
directed the Fannie Schuyler School at Bahlomah, a 
lonely station away from the coast, tiere she was 
frequently without any white companions. Finally 
retiring and returning to this country with imi>aired 
-sight and broken health, her death followed soon 
after. She has left $2,000.00 to the school and SoOO.OO 
to the Church at I'ahlomah. 

M.Wr.F THE FOLLOWING item will l)c of 
help by way of suggestion, both to individuals 
an'd stu'dy classes : 

The reading courses on China and on the Amer- 
can Indians, entitled respectively, "REVOLUTIOx\ 
Sherman, and "OLD TRAILS AND NEW," by 
Bishop Burleson, are now ready at IT) cents each. 
Of the latter, Matthew K. Sniffen, the Secretary 
of the Indian Rights Association, writes: "'OLD 
TRAILS AND NEW I find to be intensely inter- 
esting, and worthy of general circulation among all 
who are studying In'dian affairs at this time — es- 
])ecially in the ('hurches." 


A need has been expressed by several of those 
who are wbrking with the Junior Young People's 
Service League for a more definite organization on 
a Diocesan basis. With a view to meeting this need 
to some extent, the following Ten Point Standard i'^ 
being ofit'ered as a possible guide to onr work with 
junior young people (ages 10 to 14) during the year 
1083. At present there are about fifteen Junior 
Young People's Service Leagues in the Diocese, 
but this Standard is not limited in its use to only 
those who are organized under the name of a 
Junior Y. P. S. L. The i)rogram should be the same, 
whrther our young people are organized as Junior 
Auxiliaries. Church School Service Leas;ues, or 
Junior Leagues, and it is hoped that this Standard 
will l)e follo^wed l)v all of these grouns regardless 
of name. One of the main purposes of this Standard 
as you will notice, is the coordination of the woi'k 
of the League with the Sunday School and the 
Church. Unless this type of organization can func- 
tion to that end it had l)etter not exist at all ! 

It is onr hope that more and more Camn Leach 
will 1)Ccome to the Junior League what it has al- 
ready become to the Senior Leasrue. a center for 
the groAvth and development of Christian character 
and leadership, and the stimulation of a more active 

and worth while League in the parish. Therefore 
we are offering scholarships to Camp Leach this 
coming summer to the three groups of junior young 
] eople, under fourteen years of age, who make the 
best average on this Standard between the first of 
January and the first of June, a full scholarship each 
to the two making the next highest. Each group 
should send in a report of its activities immediately 
after the last Sunday in each month (or whenever 
your last meeting for the month is held), to Miss 
Lalla Bragaw, Washington, N. C, who has very 
.uraciously consented to act as both secretary and 
treasurer for this new Diocesan organization during 
the coming year. Letters of explanation and copies 
of the Standard and monthly report blanks have al- 
ready been circulated throughout the Diocese. If 
you have not received this material and wish copies 
of it, please write to Miss Bragaw for it at once in 
(:)rder that your group may begin to work on this 
basis by January 1st, 1933. 

Ten Point Standard for Juniors 

1. At least seventy-five per cent average attend- 

ance of members at League meetings for the 

2. At least seventy-five per cent average attend- 

ance of League members at Sunday School for 
the month. 

3. At least seventy-five per cent average attend- 

ance of League members at one Church Service 
each Sunday during the month. (Where serv- 
ices are not held each Sunday, attend when 

4. Participation of at least fifty ])cr cent of mem- 

bers in programs for the month. 
."). Co(j,)eration on the part of each member in de- 
veloping the vi;]-y best '" League Spirit" pe)S- 
si])le. (Same as "Camp Sjiirit.") 

6. At least seventy-five per cent average attend- 
ance of confirmed meml^ers of the League at 
Corporate Communion Services; at least one 
each quater during season of Advent, Lent 
and Whitsuntide. (With menrbers of Senior 
League if desired.) 

7. Work done during the year in each of the Five 

Fields of Service, the Parish, Comnumity. Dio- 
cese, Nation and World. 

8. I'artici' at'on of at least fiftv •)cr cent of meri- 
bers in the i')isho')'s Test dui-ing the Lenten 

0. Reoresentati(->n of Lcaeuc at Cann Leach dur- 
ing past summer. 
10. Renorts on Ten Pouit Standard sent in prom-^t- 
ly immediately after the last meeting each 


JANUARY, 1933. 


Anne laDue Hartman 

Lucille Noell 




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This New Year 

'Tis a new year with new promise, 
That we face from day to dav. 

Will we watch the many hours, — 
As they idly slip awayi^ 

Will we let the past year's sorrows 
Cloud the skies that now are blue? 

Or will we with understanding 
Start aright a year that's new? 

Let's forget we ever faltered 
And prepare to meet the test, 

And in striving and not yielding 
We will make this vear the best. 

Lucille Noell 

The last Club Meeting before the Christmas holi- 
days was held Friday afternoon December 16th. 
Ever3^one was looking forward to going home and 
in spite of the nearness of exams a spirit of merri- 
ment prevailed. 

In one corner of Friendly Hall stood a lovely 
Christmas tree glowing and sparkling with lights 
and other festive decorations. Each girl brought a 
joyful gift and placed it nnder the tree. After the 
meeting these gifts were distributed among the 
less fortunate children of the city. 

As we sat before the fire with the soft glow of 
the Christmas lights filling the room Mr. Lillycro-) 
toild Tolstoy's beautiful story "Where Love Is God 
Is". At the conclusion of the story severa'l carols 
were sung The program was ended by forming 
a Friendship Circle and singing the Club song. 

Friendly Hall received two beautiful gifts this 
Christmas, they were a lovely teapot and sandwich 

tray which were given by the members of the Stu- 
dent's Club. 

On Saturday afternoon December 2nd, a group 
of E])iscoiial students met to organize a Students' 
!') ranch of the Woman's Auxiliary. Tlie meeting 
^vas held in Friendly Hall. It was a great ])leasurc 
to have .Airs. Fred Outland. Diocesan President 
and Mrs. Victor Shelburne, Chairman of the Social 
vService, as guests of the afternoon. 

Mrs. Outland explained various phases of the 
work of the Woman's .\uxiliary and presented the 
officers with descriptive literature pertaining to 
their ])articular work. Following her Mrs. Shel- 
burne told of the Social Service department and 
of the opportunity for service. 

The .''ollowing officers were elected : 

President — Anne laDue Hartman 

Secretary — Aleen Hunt 

Treasurer- -\''ivian Carolus 

Ch. Religious Education — Eleanor Jones 

Ch. Social Service — Ellen Jenkins 

Ch. United Thank Offering — Florence Eagles 

The meeting was closed liy Mr. Lillycrop after 
which a social hour was enjoved. 


The Auxiliary of All Saints' Church of Concord 
came in a body to look over the Orphanage and 
also to see the two boys they have been clothing, 
Billy Gatlin and Harold Cook. It was a great 
I)leasure to welcome them. Later in the month we 
enjoyed a visit from one of the Sunday School 
classes of St. Mark's, Gastonia. This Sunday School 
for many years has given the offering on the first 
Sunday of each month for the Thompson Orphanage 
and the Auxiliary clothing one of our larger boys. 
\\'infred Guffy. We are always delighted when any 
of our friends can make time to come and see us. 


The Chairman of the Board of Managers has 
called the annual meeting for Thursday, January 
12, at 10.30 A. >r. It is hoped that the weather will 
be pro'Mtious so that a good attendance may l)e 

The Rev. A. R. Parshley. Rector of St. Michael's 
Church, Bristol, R. I., a former clergyman of this 
Diocese, and his family have spent several days 
during the past month with Mrs. Parshley's people 
in Clinton. 


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Dedicated to Our Church School Superintendents 

Tired of the job and ready to quit. 
Not quite sick and not quite fit. 
Not a cliance to make a hit, 

And yet you stick — that is the test. 

1 larrasscd you are with petty details; 
Helpers scarce and slow as snails, 
All too light in Cod's great scales. 
And yet you stick — that is the test. 

Teachers are few and hard to find. 
Pupils late and do not mind; 
vScliool's equipment lags behind. 

And yet you stick — that is the test. 

Using the books 3-ou gladly bought, 
Going to school and l)eing taught, 
Hardly time for the reading and thought, 
And yet you stick — t'hat is the test. 



The Provincial Commission on Evangelism is 
making a special effort to promote genuine I{\'ange- 
lism throughdut the entire Province and it is our 
hoiie that it will lia\e ihc interest and cooperation, 
not only of the rlergy, but also of many of the 
pe()r>le of the parishes and missions of the Diocese 
of East Carolina 

The Rev. Richard Wilkinson, D. D., rector of 
St. John's Church, Montg'omery, Alabama, is the ap- 
pointed leader for pushing Preaching Missions 
throughout the Province of Sewanee. He was ap- 
pointed in response to a resolution unanimously 
adopted at the Synod of the Province, held last 
September. Under this same resolution, the Rev. 
Henry Irving Louttit, rector of the Church of the 
Holy Cross.. San ford, Florida, was appointed to lead 
in furthering Retreats and Quiet Days in the pT'o- 
vince and the Rev. C. Capers Satterlee, rector of 
Holy Trinity, Clemson College, South Carolina, was 
appointed to do the same thing for Prayer Groups 
or Schools of Prayer. 

Dr. Wilkinson is particularly anxious to get 
things going at once in the Dioceses of the Province 
along his particular line of Preaching Missions, and 
wl'1 be glad to furnish detailed information to the 
clercrv and others uho mav be interested. 


The Rt . Rev. Joseph Blcunt Cheshire, D. D., 
widely beloved P>ishop of North Carolina, and close 
friend of many of the people of East Carolina, died 
at Char'Iotfte Sanitarium. Charlotte, North Carolina, 
at 6 :80 P. AE, December 27. 

F-lis acute illness was ascribed to blood poisoning 
but a heart attack caused his death. 

The Bishop's body rested in St. Peters Church at 
Charlotte from 11 o'clock until 2:15 o'clock on 
Wedncsda}', at wdiich time an informal service of 
prayer was conducted by the Rt. Rev. Edwin A. 
Penick, D. D., Bishop Coadjutor. The body was 
then taken to Raleigh to the diocesan residence, 

Funeral services were conducted from the Church 
of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh at 11 o'clock on 
Thursday morning. P.ishop Penick conducted the 
services, assisted by the Rector, the Rev Theodore 
Partrick. Jr.. and the Rev. Milton A. Barber, S T.D., 
rector of Christ Church in Raleigh and President of 
the Standing Committee of the Diocese. Five 
P.ishops from neighboring dioceses were present and 
almast all of the clergy of the Diocese of North 
f*aro1ina were present and vested for the service. 
Following the service in Raleigh, the body was 
taken to Tarboro, North Carolina, where interment 
was made in the graveyard of Calvary Church, of 
which Bishop Cheshire's father was rector for fifty 
years, and where many members of the family are 
buried. Bishop Penick, assisted by the Rev. B. E. 
Itrown, conducted the burial service. 

in accordance with the wishes of Bishop Cheshire 
^im])licitv marked l)oth services, vet thev were made 

JANUARY, 1933. 

impressive by the outpouring of love and esteem 
which they called forth. 

liishop Cheshire was one of the best known Bish- 
ops in the United States. In the House of Bishops 
he was a recognized authority on Canon Law and 
was considered perhaps the ablest parliamentarian 
in the House of Bishops. 

Bishop Cheshire served the Diocese of East Caro- 
lina on many ocasions and knew and loved many of 
our people. The Diocese was represented at the 
funeral Ijv our Bishop and others. 


To the Editor of the Mission Herald. 
Dear Air. Noe : — 

In a recent conversation one of our clergy stated 
that all the great revivals in the Christian Church, 
including the Reformation, had their inception in, 
and found their great leaders from among the laity 
and not the clergy. 

History often repeats and it is believed by many 
that we are now at the threshold of another great 
awakening, and perhaps the clear voice of the lay- 
man may again sound the clarion call. 

With this thought I send )'-ou the enclosed fine 
article taken from the December number of a small 
booklet issued by the Commercial Credit Company 
of Baltimore, a publication which is sent broadcast 
and finds its way into the offices of all classes of peo- 
ple — religious and irreligious — Jew and Gentile . 

This article appeals to me so strongly, and is 
such a forceful argument for Christianity that I 
sulun't it to you for inclusion in the columns of The 
Mission Herald, with the fervent hope that our 
clergy may read it and take courage and example 
from this fearless exaltation of the Christ and His 
teachings — as the one great hope of the world in its 
perplexing and. so often, overwhelming problems. 

And may I say, how challenging are the burning 
words of this layman, sent far and wide to unknown, 
unselccted readers! And what a rebuke to many 
of the so-called sermons preached to Christian con- 
gregations from modern pulpits. Are the laymen 
already out ahead? 

Very sincerely yours, 


Over the hubbub of a raucous and disordered world 
the I'ght of Christmas breaks again and even in those 
lands where Christmas has no sacred Connotation, 
thoughtful men will sense its challenge and will 
feel a distant reflex of its inspiration. 

For the human race today is squarely up against 
that age-old but ever more insistent question ''What 
th'nk ve of Christ?" and men of intellect in everv 

land beneath the sun are realizing that it must be 
faced and answered. S'lowdy but surely philosophies 
and creeds are breaking down and the institutions 
that were founded on them are feeling the premoni- 
tory tremors that forewarn agamst a day of wide 
destruction. "Lo here" and "Lo there," we arc told, 
I^es the ^vay out to safety but as we try them one 
I;y one we find them ending in blind allevs. The 
words of anticiuity's great teachers — Buddha, Con- 
fucius. Zoroaster, Mohammekl, the ])rophets of Is- 
rael — are accei>ted in great part as wise, but, being 
words alone — dim voices coming faintly down the 
ages — they fail to motivate us in any universal sense. 
But ever at our elbow as we cast about in search of 
final truth, and thence of escape from the wreckage 
that seems to impend, stands the human figure of the 
Man of Nazareth. 

We look, and look away, and rush forth madly 
to the next sensation, but always irrestibly our eyes 
return, for here is something tangible — a Person. 
Here is a life, a sul:)lime majestic Presence, a creed 
and a philosophy incarnate. 

Dififering from every other originator of religious 
thouglit in history this Personality comes down to 
us in portrait form, with all the intimate details that 
show us how the spirit of his life convinced his com- 
rades that he was in fact the Son of God. He be- 
(pieathcd us a faith, it is true, but he showed us a 
way — and in that demonstration stands unique 
among the teachers and the prophets of all time. 

And so, as Christmas ce>mes again to beckon us 
forward towards the elream of Peace on Earth, we 
find oiirselves arrested not by words alone but by 
the Life of one whose orders were to "follow me." 

\Xe]\ — and what of it? Did this man really live 
and die as we are told? Did he sneak and heal anfl 
serve and sacrifice with all he had to give that men 
might know God and in that knowledge have life 
more abundantly? Is the Gospel portrait real or 
merely the idealizat'on of a sublime but purely 
human friendship? Was the man Jesus elivine in 
any special sense, and could he truly be the spirit 
of Almightv God in human form? 

The answer to these questions, as we see them, 
are found in human life. It has never produced a 
model from which such a portrait could be drawn. 
In all history and in all fiction no counterpart ap- 
pears. Those who ha\e accepted his eli\'inity as 
real, and have lived in accordance with his spirit, 
have had life in its best sense more abundantly than 
any other group that ever lived. Idis Gospel works, 
in other words. 

It stands un under the pragmatic test. And no cou- 
cention of God ever offered to man has been so 
gracious and anpealine as that which this portrait 
reveals. No man could have a finer faith than to 
br>]ie\-e that God, the arbiter of all destinv, 1(^oks on 


TTTK :mission herat.d 

the human soul with the sureness of judgment, the 
understanding sympathy and the respect for individ- 
uality that were outstandingly in evidence through- 
out the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. 

And m the daily working out of codes His sys- 
tem gets results wherever it is sensibly and faith- 
fully applied. In politics, in business, in the home — 
in everv jjhase of life — the expression of His spirit 
makes for peace and stable progress. 

And whether we see it or not the world today is 
going through its greatest moral crisis. Knit into a 
unit by quick conmiunication, false ideals and evil 
purposes no longer limit their effects to local areas. 
Their influence is worldwide. The people of this 
l)lanet are faced with the alternative of finding a 
way to live on a high plane throughout or of having 
their civilization dragged down to the pit by its 
lack of resistance to demoralizing trends. 

The challenge of Christmas relates to that fact. 
Tt points to a proven solution and calls on men to 
find a better or adopt the one it offers and take it 
into every phase of life. The Master's "follow me" 
did not relate to pious looks or unctuous ceremonial. 
Tt had to do with every day realities. It summons 
us to play the game with fairness, friendliness sym- 
pathy, generosity, simplicity and high purpose. It 
debars us from the role of cynic, unfair critic, graft- 
er, miser, sneak, or libertine. And it sets before us 
as guide and example the most lovable personality 
that ever'trod the earth. 

We may take the call or leave it. ^^'e cannot ig- 
nore it. Till the end of time we shall face that im- 
pelling Presence whose vivid portrait has already 
stood forth clear for nearly twenty centuries. 
Christmas sets it forth again in bold rebel Quo 
vadis, homine? 


Woman's Auxiliary 

The Woman's Auxiliary of Christ Church has 
just closed a most successful year. The treasurer re- 
ports all obligations paid in full and many other 
projects taken care of. 

St. Agnes' Ciia')ter closed its year, with a Christ- 
mas meeting with 100 per cent attendance. At a 
previous meeting, every member was given the name 
of another member, for whom they were to bring a 
Christmas gift at the last meeting. On arriving at 
the home of the chairman, Mrs. John Parker on 
the Xeuse River, they found the house beautifully 
decorated and also a large Christmas tree. Mr. 
liravsiiaw acted as Santa Claus in his inimital)le 
manner and "gave out'' the presents. Among them 
he found a small box addressed to himself, which 
when ()])ened was found to contain a doll sized cas- 

sock, which was a gentle reminder of the one which 
the chapter was presenting him and which had 
failed to arrive in time from England. He also 
discovered a "Promissory note" for one cloak, which 
St. Agnes' Chapter has also ordered for him, and 
which failed to arrive in time for the party. The 
treasurer of the Chapter reported all obligations 
paid, a cassock and a cloak purchased for Mr. Bray- 
shaw and an unusually large amount of local work 

Dear Mr. Noe : 

I wish to acknowledge with heartiest thanks re- 
ceipt of your letter of December 31, enclosing check 
for v$2,412.41. This is a perfectly splendid offering, 
and I am tremendously grateful to you and to all 
our good East Carolina friends who gave so gener- 
ously. Please add to my notes for the mission 
Herald a few words of deepest appreciation for the 
wonderfni otl'ering.^ that ha\ e been made this past 
year by East Carolina. 1 hope you will print the 
list of offerings. 

With the $fi29.46 which we received directly this 
gives you a grand total of $3,041.87. 

Thanks again for all yotir splendid cooperation 
and with every good wish for 1933. 

Cordially and very gratefulv 



The Rev. and Mrs. Alexander Miller and their 
daughter, Dorothy Reed, have been called to Phila- 
delphia on account of the serious illness of Mr. 
Miller's father. 

The Rev. Erank Ploxham of Clinton will begin a 
IMission in .St. lohn's, A\'inton on January 16th. He 
will also hold a Mission in St. Peter's, Sunbury. be- 
ginning Februarv 19th. 

Many people in East Carolina are enjoying the 
services of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Ra- 
leig'h, the Rev. Theodore Partrick, Rector, which are 
1 roadcasted each .Sunday morning ovei" Station 

W. P. T. F. 


Christmas passed much as usual with St. Mary's. 
The Mi<lnig-ht Communion Ser\ ice was held and 
very largely attended Sunday School was postponed 
to the afternoon and a short program was given and 
Clu'istmas Hymns sung. The children had iheir tree 
on the following Tnesday, a lovely tree with Santa, 
candy in varied-colored bags and gifts. Each of the 
Chapters had some part in dispensing Christmas 
(Continued on Page 1;")) 

JANUARY, 1933. 


y. p. s. L. 

SOTHERN HATCH ELL, i'ublicity Chairman 


On Sunday nigh't, January 1st, at eight o'clock, 
St. John's Church was the scene of a nw)st im[)ress- 
ive and beautiful presentation of the Christmas 
story, entitled, ''Come Ye To Methlehem". The 
theme was the old an'd we'll lo\'ed one of the inci- 
dents surrounding the birth of the Christ child and 
was arranged in three parts, all parts being signifi- 
cantly united. 

Part one was the foretelling of the Saviour's 
birth and presented a gravely impressive scene 
with Isaiah the Prophet and his son Shear Jashub, 
assuring Ahaz, King of Judali of God's promise 
to send Immanuel. 

Part two, as the fulfillment of that Prophecy 
was so beautifully set forth that it really took me 
in imagination to "little town of Bethlehem", on 
the world's first Christmas Eve. The gruff inn- 
keeper, the tender hearted maid servants, Mary 
and Joseph and a company of twelve angels and 
two herald angels formed a perfect setting for the 
narrative — A reading of "While Sheplierds 
Watched" to soft organ accompaniment of "O 
Little Town of Bethlehem" made a most effective 
entrance for the three Shepherds, who advanced to 
t'he manger in great awe and related to each other 
their joy because of 'the angel's message to them. 

A decidedly oriental touch was evident when 
the three Wise Men entered singing the carol— "We 
Three Kings", and accompanied by their slaves. 
As the kings presented their gifts at the foot of 
the manger — they told the story of their wander- 
ings and their thankfulness at finding the King. 

In part three a most beautiful "Creche" tableau 
was formed with maid-servants, Mary and Joseph, 
the angels, kings, shepherds and slaves, all kneeling 
in reverent love before the manger throne, during 

the song of Adoration "O Come Let Us Adore 


Very beautiful lighting effects carried out the 
story particularly in Part Two, with night repre- 
sented in the country and the inn at Bethlehem 

when only dim blue lights were visible and the 
traditional Star in the East brought into full radi- 
ance during the singing of the last verse of 
the angels' carol, "Silent Night." 

In the final scene Altar, Chancel and the whole 
Church came into a blaze of lig'ht — typifying Christ, 
the Light of the World. 

Music formed a most effective background and 

all hymn> and carols were sung by the rcguhir 
choir of St. lohn's, s^denditlly assisted by soloists 
fi'om other choirs in the city. The choir being 
seated in tlic gallery gave a charming effect of 
music from a distance. 

Gounod's beautiful "Nazareth" was sung as a solo 
and a sweet little carol, "When Christ was born of 
Mary Free" was used as a solo with the chorus, "In 
Excels'is Gloria," sung by the company of angels. 

Proper costuming for each character carried out 
ever}' detail in pleasing manner. 

The spacious chancel where the scenes were 
enacted was banked with cedars, pine and other 
greenery and the Altar was most beautiful with 
numerous candles, poinsettias and ferns for decor- 

As a vehicle for the expression of beauty, dignity 
and reverent love "Come ye to Bethlehem" was all 
that could be desired and each character was splend- 
idly portrayed. A large congregation was present 
and gave expression of appreciation to the Rector, 
Rev. E. W. Llalleck and his Young Peo;)le's League 
under whose auspices the pageant was given. 

E. D. D. 


The Y. P. S. L. of St. John's, Fayetteville, has just 
brought to a close a most successful vear. 

Since the Convention in October they have had a 
meeting every Sunday night with unusually fine pro- 
grams. Posters are disj^laycd a week ahead of time, 
so that everyone w'ill know beforehand what the 
program is to be. All this is made possible through 
the efforts of their Program Chairman, La Afotte 

On Thanksgiving Day baskets of food were dis- 
tributed to needy families after the Service, and at 
Christmas St. John's League brought cheer to many 
destitute families. Contributions were made by the 
League to the Christmas Box sent to the Indians by 
the Sunday Schocyl. A beautiful and most impres- 
sive pageant was presented during the week before 
Christmas after which a White Christmas was cele- 
brated, the gifts received at the White Christmas 
wer€ given to four fa'.nilies, including eight adults 
and eighteen children. 

After the annual Candle Light Service, which is 
sponsored by the League, carols were sung at the 
jails, hospitals and shut-ins by the League members. 

The League members of St. John's are very active 
in the fields of Service, teaching in the Sunday 
School, singing in the Choir, serving in the Junior 
Altar Guild, distributing the Church envelopes and 
aiding in the Diocesan Survev are among the many 



acts 'of Service which they have done in the past 

On November 13 the Y. P. S. L. of St. Philip's 
Mission, Campbellton, were the guests of St. John's, 
Fayetteville, just having newly organized a League. 
Fayetteviile, was only too g'lad to aid them in every 
way possible. 

In the first week in DecemJjer a three act Comedy, 
"The Girl in the Fur Coat" was presented by the 
League members aud proved to be a very delightful 
play. The success of this presentation was largely 
due to excellent directorship of Mr. Edward I^ Metz. 

St. John's League, Fayetteville, has started the 
New Year with the resolution to make their League 
better than ever before, to cooperate with all other 
Leagues aud to live up to the Four Ideals. 


I have just received a letter and Program, that I 
enclose, from the Chairman of the Commission on 
Personal Evangelism, of the Y. P. S. L. urging us 
to cooperate in this movement among the Young 
People. This is the first Program to be submitted 
under the direction of the new officers. Additional 
programs will be sent out soon and it is the de- 
sire of this Commission to further the continuance 
of the League in serving Christ in a manifold way. 

Let's all cooperate with Mr. Fund and his Com- 
mission in carrying on this work. No matter what 
your organization does as a unit, there must be 
found that element of personal service. Some young 
person is waiting to join your League. Don't let 
the opportunity go by. Ask him to join to'day. 
Make your League work so attractive and interest- 
ing that he will want to attend again. Evei-y smile, 
every kin'd word, every handshake helps someone 
along the path. 

The Progi'am follows: - ■ - . , 

Personal Evangelism. 

With the need of personal w'ork confronting us 
this winter and during the trying times which we 
as members of the Young People's Service League, 
must try to remedy throughout our church, and with 
those not interesterl in any church work at all I 
herebv submit to all Leagues and leaguers this pro- 
gram which I hope they will carry forward to their 
best advantage. 

I. — Enlarged Membership of Leagues and Increas- 
ing Church Attendance : 

Have vour League gather together as manv n< 
possible on Sunday morning for church service and 
have the mentbers occupy the front pews and take 
an active part in the church service by following 
the service in tlie prayer book. You will find that 

ihis will attract the attention of the young people 
wliO attend church but do not belong to your league. 
They will begin seeking to find out m'ore about 
the young people in this group and will tend to lead 
some to join with you in your work. You will find 
that young people are skeptical about joining organ- 
izations of the church until they are SHOWN how 
your league will be of an advantage to them in all 
walks of life and in serving Christ. They will realize 
what an active group of people there are in the 
Service League and will wish to join an organiza- 
t;on that is wide awake and doing som.ething. 

It has been proven that young people always 
want sO'mething to do that will interest them when 
they belong to a church organization and many 
times good leaguers have been lost to other young 
I'e'ople's societies in other churches because they 
liave something to offer and are carrying on with 
their work. 
2. — Corporate Communion and Individual Work. 
This method of corporate communion and indi- 
vidual work which has been working very success- 
ful in many leagues in the larger cities could be 
tried in your League and the method is merely this: 
Have your league meet one Sunday morning of each 
month, preferably on the third Sunday morning 
(early communion) then after the service is over 
join together in the parish house for breakfast. 
N^'ote : The idea of the breakfast is not only for a fel- 
lowship meeting but to hold the members for Sun- 
day School or some may stay for the Rector's Bible 

A suggestion for individual work at the break- 
fast, have the cha/rman of the membership commit- 
tee give each member present a card with the name 
of a pros')edtive member of the league. Have each 
member call upon his prospect personally. If you 
are unable to get yo'ur prospects to come to league 
ask them if they will attend church with you next 

For further information on the above if you care 
to have same write 'to ; (Include return postage). 

Chairman on Personal Evangelism. 
1997 Linden Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. 
The work of the young people in East Carolina 
is progressing nicely. Most of the Leagues have 
sei^it in tb^iT- Ten Point Standard Re'^orts. Those 
who have not should send ihem immediately to 
Julia Derr, Hotel Goklsboro, Goldsboro, N. C. They 
will be counted late but "better late than never." 
Tliose Leagues that have not sent in the names of 
their ofiictrs should send them at once in order that 
the President and Secretary may have someone with 
whom to cori'es'Dond. Don't neglect to elect a Dio- 
cesan re rt scntative. if vou liave not alreadv done 

JANUARY, 1933. 


so, and include his name and address in your list of 

St. Philip's Church, Campbellton, and St. An- 
drew's Church, Wrightsville Sound, have both re- 
organized their Leagues. From all the reports they 
seem to be doing fine. We welcome these two or- 
ganizations into our Diocesan L-eague and feel sure 
they will add greatly to it. 


Diocesan President. 


On the Friday before Halloween the Y. P. S. L. 
of St. Peter's, Washington, gave a costume dance 
in the Parish House for the benefit of the League 
and were so successful that it was decided to g'ive 
another dance on the Friday after Thanksgiving for 
the benefit of Charity. The Junior League and the 
Senior League joined together in preparing for this 
dance and decorated the large auditorium of the 
Parish House with crepe paper and placed tables 
and chairs around the edge of the dance floor for the 
use of the dancers. The high school orchestra fur- 
nished the music and several specialty numbers 
were given by some of the young people. We 
charged a nominal sum for the dancers and specta- 
tors and had a very good crowd. After paying all 
expenses of the dance, it was decided to use the 
money for buying groceries for the three families 
the 'leagues are taking care of this Christmas. The 
junior league has a family of five to provide for and 
the Senior League has two families, nine in one and 
four in the other. All three of these families belong 
to St. Peter's Parish. The stockings are filled by 
the League members themselves, and each child is 
provided with a toy, doll or book. Even the moth- 
ers and fathers of the families are remembered. The 
stockings will be filled Christmas Eve night and 
after the children in the family are asleep the boxes 
will be taken to 'the different homes. 

It has been the custom of St. Peter's Service 
League to hold their Christmas Service the Sunday 
before Christmas in the Chapel. This year, as it 
was so cold and as we have been conducting the 
third Sunday night service in the Church recently 
for Mr. Gardner, we decided to have our service in 
the Church this year, and to invite the other Lea- 
gues in town. Most of the League members sang 
in the Choir. Wilson Russ, PresWent of the League, 
conducted the service, June Grimes led the reading 
of the Psalter, and Graham Elliott an'd Robbie Keys 
read the Lessons. Helen Russ played the organ 

with the assistance of Mr. Harding, organist. 

We had planned to have a young layman in the 
Church to tell a Christmas story, but he was sick 

and couldn't do this, so Mr. Gardner gave us a short 
sermon. Members of the congregation told us after- 
wards that the most beautiful thing in the whole 
service was tlie singing of "Silent Night, Holy 
Night" while all the lights in the Church were ex- 
tinguished except the Altar candles. 

All of the Sunday night services that we have 
held have been well attended, but at this Christmas 
service the Church was almost full and from all 
sides have come the request that we keep up this 
custom of a Christmas Service conducted in whole 
by the Service League, and above all not to fail to 
continue to conduct the third Sunday night Service 
as it brings to Church peoi)le who very seldom 

• ■ ; .' ■ ' ' RENA HARDING 

Publicity Committee. 


Christmas at the Orphanage 

This year the Christmas season was ushered in 
by regular winter weather and for a few days the 
two or three sleds belonging to the Orphanage were 
so overworked that one of them literally fell to 
pieces. Most of the vacation was considerably 
dampened by continual rain, during which time we 
were very grateful for our splendid gym and for the 
library and reading room. The baby cottage had 
a very beautiful Christmas tree presented by the 
Elizabeth School. The tree on the campus was 
lighted on Christmas Eve and on Christmas night 
only, in order to save expense. Through the kind- 
ness of Mr. Warren of the Warren Transfer Com- 
pany, who loaned one of his large truclvs, many of 
the older children accompanied by Mr. Yates had 
a great deal of fun singing Christmas Carols on 
Christmas Eve. St. Peter's Church Service League, 
through Miss Johnston, provided very nice presents, 
candy, nuts, oranges, bananas, and aoples for each 
child, many other presents were sent in by guilds 
and individuals. Before and after Christmas there 
were several movie parties and a party at the Wo- 
man's Clul) for the older girls. In spite of the hard 
times it was one of the hapjiiest Christmases we 
have ever had. 

The Christmas joy of every one at the Orphanage 
was touched by sincere sorrow because of the death 
of an old and very dear friend Bishop Cheshire. 
Along with Rev E. A. Osl)orne, Bishop Cheshire 
was instrumental in founding the Thompson Or- 
phanange. For many, many years he has had the love 
and veneration of all tho Orphange family. 




(Continued from Page 2) 
sage of cheer and good-will which our Indian 
friends have received in many months. Your gifts 
will be the means of telling your Indian brothers 
and sisters in Christ that you really are desirous of 
sharing with them, the joy which the Christ-Child 
brought to earth many years ago. 

The center of our Indian work is at Randlett, 
which is situated 170 miles east of Salt Lake City 
and just about 100 miles from the railroad. There 
is nothing to be seen for miles in every direction 
but sand, sagebrush and mountains. The town of 
Randlett itself is composed of only a few houses 
and several large dilapidated buildings, which were 
once the Administrative Offices of the Indian De- 
partment, as well as the school buildings for the 
Indian children. About twenty years ago because 
of lack of water, all these buildings were abandoned 
and tlie Headquarters moved six miles farther north 
to Fort Duchesne. 

The Indians are scattered throughout the valley 
and my visiting entails many miles of walking and 
driving. Eighty-five per cent of my congregation 
are Indians. The Church is situated at the foot of 
a long and tortuous mesa and commands an excel- 
lent view of the distant snow-clad mountains and 
surrounding country. The Indians are almost al- 
ways on the verge of destitution as well as the few 
isolated white families, due to the fact that most of 
the land is Alkali and the residue is barren and 
rocky. It is a terrible struggle therefore to eke out 
a living in this territory. You can readily under- 
stand, I am sure, the lack of social life and what 
a narrow outlook prevails in the way of amuse- 
ments and the better things of life, as well as the 
littl" nicer thing>^ which we all at times crave for. 

I have labored at Randlett among the Ute In- 
dians g'oing on eleven years and in this time the 
Indians have made wonderful progress and they are 
fast turning from the darkness of heathenism to the 
light of the everlasting Gospel. They are just natu- 
ally very religious but their own religious rites do 
not satisfy their earnest craving for comimunion 
with the Great Spirit and they are as a race begin- 
ning to realize that that craving which is character- 
istic of each and every one of them can be satisfied 
only in and through the Church. 

Some few years ago I had in one vear 103 I'a ili'^'.iis 
The same year I presented for confirmation 43 can- 
didates. We have had Baptisms and Confirmations 
every year since. Last July 13 were Confirmed at 
Randlett and five weeks ago I presented a second 
class numbering thirteen. So you see we are mak- 
ing constant progress. 

Again thanking you all for your kind interest 
and cooperation, and trusting that the Holy Season 
may bring you much joy and blessing, I am, my 
dear boys and girls, 

Affectionately, your fellow worker in Christ, 



Y. P. S. L. 

Christmas was a busy time for the members of 
the Y. P. S. L. The Season was started with a 
Christmas party, held in the ball room of the Gaston 
Hotel, which was beautifully decorated with greens 
and large red balloons and red crepe paper. Every 
member of the League brought a present and these 
were later added to the gifts made to underprivi- 
leged children of the city, at the Worship service. 
The party started with a grand march and favors in 
the shape of crepe paper hats, home made lollipops, 
etc. were given out. Every one came dressed to 
represent some toy and a prize was given to the 
best one. Games, interspersed with novelty dances, 
were enjoyed during the evening. The evening 
closed with the leaguers gathered around the piano 
and singing Chris)tmas carols. It was a fine party. 
]\fiss Ro'bertha Kafer is chairman of the Social Com- 
mittee. On the Sunday night before Christmas the 
League held a program entitled ''The Nativity in 
Worship, Song and Story." The program is given 
below. Friends of the memibers and the Parish 
were invited and the Parish Hall was quite well 

Hymn 78 — O Little Town of Bethlehem. , 
Prayers — Lord's Prayer, prayer for the Y. P. S. L., 

Collect for Christmas Day. 

Story of the Orher 'A'i.-'e Man— ATiss Parker. 
Hymn 73 — Hark the Herald Angels Sing. 

So^lo — Group of Christmas Songs — Mrs. John Guion. 
Reading of the Christmas Story of St. Luke 2: 1-20. 

— Mr. Brayshaw, accompanied by piano and 

violin, during the reading o'f which the cur-. 

tains on the stage were pulled and a tableau 

of the Announcement to Joseph, was shown. 

Mary — Mary Anderson. 

Joseph — Nat Dixon. 

Angel — Frances Roberts. 
Closing Hymn 79 — It Came upon the Midnight Clear 
As their Christmas Service, the League gathered 
before Christmas to clean the brass and silver in the 
Church and helped to deliver the Christmas baskets. 
The League also took entire charge of the Christmas 
box from the Church School, which went to the In- 
dians at Randlett, lUah. 

JANUARY, 1933. 



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cheer and making it possible for less fortunate chil- 
dren to have their Christmas stockings. 

Girls and boys ho'me for Christmas included : 
Grace Graves, Margaret Laroque, Helen and Gather 
ine Cox, Victor AA^eyher, Albert, Marion and Ver- 
non Cowper, Hassell and Thomas (Boots and Tim) 
Jeffries, Billy Mitchel, Bill and Harvey Hines, Jr., 
John William Hardy of Seven Sprint^'s. pleasantly 
remembered as a lay-reader here last summer, and 

St. Mary's is dolling up getting ready for their 
expected guests when they entertain the Woman's 
Auxiliary next week. They extend a hearty v/el- 
come and hope to see yon all in ])erson then. 

During the holidays, the Young Peoples' Service 
League had tlie pleasure of an informal address by 
Mr. Hassell Jeffries — "Boots" to us. Boots' sub- 
ject was Sewanee University and he handled it in 
a most entertaining and instructive fashion. Its 
ideal location, natural scenerv, the beauty and dig- 
nity of the grounds and buildings v/ere most vividly 
presented. The speaker dwelt unon the friendly 

relations between students and members of the 
faculty , who receive the boys into their homes as 
friends. "Boots" it v/ill be remembered was voted 
the best all round student in his class at Kinston 
High. He has kept up this high record at Sewanee. 
He and his twin brother Tim (or Thomas) are sen- 
iors. They have both received many social and 
scholastic honors. 

St. Agnes' Chapter has an idea worth passing on 
to others. At their next meeting they plan to 
correct the numbers in the old hymnals on hand bv 
pasting in the proper number over the old one. This 
will make the old hymnals almost as good as the 

From Dade City, Florida, we have news of good 
work done in the Mission there by Mr. and Mrs. 
Theodore Weyher. Mr Weyher is a former Kins- 
tonian, a St. Mary's boy. Mrs. Weyher will be re- 
membered as Miss Mary Cowell of Greenville, N. C. 
Mrs. Weyher has charge of the Young Peoples' 
Service League and under her direction and guid- 
ance this is proving itself an up and coming or- 



Lnoiitlon Parish or Mission 

Atkinson, St. Thomas' 

Aurora, Holy Cross 

Ayden, St. James' 

Bath, St. Thomas' 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 

Belhaven, St. James' 

Bonnerton, St. John's . 

Chccowinity, Trln ty 

Clinton, St. Paul's 

Columbia, St. Andrew's 

Creswell, St. David's 

Edenton, St. Paul's 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church... 

Farmville, Emmanuel 

Fayetteville, St. John's 

Payetteville, St. Joseph's 

Gate.sville, St. Mary's 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen's 

Greenville, St. Paul's 

Grifton, St. John's 

Hamlton, St. Martin's 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 

Hope Mills, Christ Church 

.Tessama, Zion 

Kinston, St. Mary's 

Lake Landing-, St. George's 

New Bern, Christ Church 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's 

Plymouth, Grace Church 

Red Springs, St. Stephen's 

Roper, St. Luke's 

Seven Springs, Holy Innocents'. 

Southport, St. Philip's 

Vanceboro, St. Paul's 

Washington, St. Peter's 

Will amston, Advent 

^^'^'Imington, Good Shepherd .... 

Wilmington, St. James' 

Wilmington, St. Johjn's 

AVi'mington, St. Mark's 

■'Trjir^jngt'^i. Si- Paul's 

Windsor, St. Thomas' 

Wintcn, St. John's 

Woodville, Grace Church 


-Ahrskie, St. Thomas' 

Belhavon, St. Mary's 

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Burgaw, St. Mary's $ 105.00 

Edenton, St. John the Evangelist 150.00 

Elizabeth City, St. Philip's 30.00 

Fairfield, Al! Saints' 30.00 

Faison. St. Gabriel's 60 00 

Goldsboro, St. Andrews 105.00 

Kinston, St. Augustine's 75.00 

Lumberton, Trinity 120.00 

Morehead City, St. Andrew's 120.00 

North West, All Souls' 45.00 

Oriental, St. Thomas' 30.00 

Pikeville, St. G orge's 60,00 

Rnxobel, St. Mark's 120.00 

Sladesville, St. John's 30.00 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas- 210.00 

Sunhiiry .St. Peter's 75 00 

Swan Qi/artcr, Calvary 45.00 

Trenton. Grace Church 120.00 

Warsaw, Calvary 30.00 

Washington, St. Paul'.s 120.00 

Whiteville, Grace Church 105.00 

Winterville, St. Luke's 195.00 

AA^rightsvile, St. Andrew's 120.00 

Yeate^ville, St. Matthew's 120.00 


Aurora, St. Jude's 60.00 

Avoca, Holy Innocents' 75.00 

Beaufort, St. Clement's 45 00 

Camden, St Joseph's 15.00 

Greenville, St. Andrew's 60.00 

Haddock's Cross Roads, 

St. Stephen s .... 30.00 

Jas-ier, St. Thomas' 60.00 

IMiirfreesboro, St. Barnabas' .... 60.00 

Pollocksville, Mission 45.00 

Roper, St. Ann'H 30.00 

W lliamston, St. Ignatius' 30.00 

Wilmington, "Brooklyn" Mission 15.00 

AVilmington. Delgado Mission . . 15.00 

Wrightsvile, St. Augustine's . . . 15.00 

'^Tmnbellton, St. Philip's 60.00 

Kin.'=-tnn, Christ Church 60.00 

Tolar-Hart, Good Shepherd .... 60.00 

Total $40,470.00 

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SOTHERN HATCHELL, Publicity Chairman 

Watch Party where games and dancing were en- 
joyed -by all, after which refreshments were served. 

Last month St. John's League sponsored the re- 
organization of a Junior League in their Parish 
and up to the present date this League is going; 
forward with renewed zeal and enthusiasm. 

At this time I think it well worth while to list 
the ofifiicers of this fine League, who with the co- 
operation of their feltow League members have 
shown such wonderful progress in the five fields 
of service. 

President— Geo. Ed Warren 
\^ice-Presiflent — William Jordan i 

Secretary — Mary Rehm 
Treasurer — Stacy Maxwell 
Program Chairman — La Motte King 
Diocesan Representative— Billie Til'linghast 
Mrs. W. N. Tillinghast 
Mr. Edward Metz 
Mr. George Metz ' | 

Mr. E. O. Rehm 


Sunday night, December 11th, the Young Peo- 
ple's Service League of Holy Innocents" Church, 
Seven Springs, N. C, elected the following officers 
for. the new year. 

President — Gerard Hardy 
Vice-President' — Horace Whitfield 
Secretary — P)ertha ]May Newman 
Cor. -Sec. — Eliza Mewborn Whitfield 
I Treasurer — Nathan Hard}^ 

Miss :\Iayme AVhitfield •" "' ~ 

Mrs. Lehman Parwick 
On the foUlowing Sunday morning an Instal- 
lation Service was conducted by the Rev. A. C. D. 
Noe, Rector. Following Mr. Noe's impressive ser- 
mon on "Christmas" the new officers came forward 
and were installed. 

Monday night December 20th, a Christmas en- 
tertainment was given in the form of a pageant 
entitled. ''God's Christmas Gift." The cast was 
composed of both members of the Sunday School 
and Young Peoole's League. The Parish House 
was beautifully decorated with cedar and holly trees 
and a large lighted star in the background. 

Saturdav night the Leaeue members met at the 
home of Miss Mayme Whitfield for a New Year's 


On Thursday January 12th, a party of twenty- 
six League members, including a few outside guests 
motored dgwn to Wfightsville Sound where a de- 
lightful oyster roast was served by Mrs. F. P. 
Harrell, a member of St. John's Church. 

At 6 :30 p. m. Sunday, an Evening Service was 
conducted by St. John's Service League at the 
New Hanover County Home. The League mem- 
bers met at St. Johns's Rectory at 6 :15 o'clock and 
went out to the Home in a body where they were 
joined by the inmates for worship. The Service 
was conducted jointly by two of the Service League 
imemlbers. A short talk, entitled "The Face of 
Christ" was given by the President. 


It is indeed discouraging to see so few Leagues 
responding to the call of the Mission Plerald with 
articles concerning their activities. Up to the 
■present time we have heard from only about five 
Parishes in the Diocese. Why shouldn't all the 
Leagues be represented? Your contribution may 
give a new idea to some other League and then too, 
this is a means of keeping in touch with every 
League in the Diocese. 

Be sure to send in your next month article before 
the 10th of March to J. Sothern Hatchell, 311 Red 
Cross St., Wilmington, N. C. 


On Wednesday evening, February 8th Christ 
Church staged a gala event in the Parish House. 
It was the occasion of the annual congregational 
meeting and a goodly nu'mber of the members of the 
Parish gathered around a supper table for an hour 
or so of fellowship. A delicious supper was served, 
following which the various organizations of tiie 
Parish made their annual reports, the Woman's 
Auxiliary, the Sunday School, the Young People'.-, 
Service League and the parish treasurer also made 
his report. Followed election of three vestry menv 
bers to take the place of those retiring, who were 
reelected to succeed themselves. After a wonder- 
fully inspiring talk by Bishop Darst, a musical 
program was g"iven 

Members of the Y. P. S. L. served by waiting on 
the tables. It was truly a delightful occasion, and 
Aids fair to.bacome an annual event. 

The Mission Herald 





^'le outstanding event in our diocesan life du"- 
ing the month of January was the Annual Meeting 
of the Woman's Auxiliary in St. Mary's Church, 
Kinston, on the 25th and 26th. Our new President, 
Mns. Fred L. Outland, who presided with grace and 
efficiency, gave us a stirring, challenging message 
in her Annual Address and the high note sounded 
by her was carried through the entire meeting. 
A fu'U account of the meeting will be found on an- 
other page, but I simply desire to record my grat- 
itude at having had the privilege of attending the 
wonderful meeting in Kinston and my appreciation 
of the loyalty and self sacriiicing devotion of the 
officers and members of the Woman's Organiza- 
tion of East Carolina. Their generous offering for 
the P)ishop's Fund at the Corporate Com- 
munion Service was deeply appreciated and 
will mean much to me in these days when I am 
finding it so difficult to meet the many pressing 
calls upon my limited resources. 

On January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany, I 
observed the eighteenth anniversary of my conse- 
cration as Bishop by celebrating the Holy Com- 
munion in St. John's Church, Wilmington. 

The following week was spent in Florida, where 
I had gone for a litle visit to friends and relatives. 
While in Florida I had the nrivilcge of preaching 
in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Jacksonville, 
of which my friend, Rev. Charles A. Ashby, is 

As annoimced in the last issue of The Mission 
Herald, Mr. Ashby has been ca'lled to the rector- 
ship of St. Paul's Church, Edenton, and his many 
friends in East Carolina are hoping that he may 
be guided to accept the call. 

On January 17th, I attended a meeting of the 
Finance Department of the Diocese in St. James' 
Parish House, Wilmington, and on the 18th, I 
presided at a meeting of the Executive Council in 
the same place. 

On Sunday, the 22nd. at 11 :00 a. m., I ])reached 
m St. Thomas Church. Atkinson, and at seven 
o'clock that evening I made an address at the meet- 
ting of the Young Peo'tle's Service League, in St. 
James' Parish House, ^^Mlm•'ngton. 

As mentioned above, T attended the meeting of 
the Diocesan \\^0'man's Auxiliary in St. Mary's. Kin- 
ston, on the 25th and 26th, celebrating TToly Com- 
munion and making adc'resses on both davs. 

On Sunday, the 29th, T preached in St. Mary's 

Church, Burgaw, at 11 :00 a. m. 

On Sunday, February 5th, I made my annual 
visit to Chapel Hill, preachinjg an'd celebrating" 
Holy Communion in the Chapeil of the Cross at 
11.00 a. m., speaking to the Student Forum at 
7.00 p. m., and confirming- two persons at 8.00 
p. m. 

On Monday morning, the 6th, I made an ad'dress 
in the Assembly Hall of the University. 

On Wednesday, the 8th, I attended a meeting 
of the Fiftieth Anniversary Committee at Christ 
Church Rectory, New Bern, at 3.00 P. M., and 
made an address at the Annual Parish Supper in 
Christ Church Parish House at 7.00 P. M. Plans 
are now well under way for the celebration of the 
Fiftieth Anniversary of the organization of the 
Diocese in Christ Church, New Bern on May 17th 
and we shall hope to give more definite informa- 
tion regarding those plans in the next issue of the 
Mission Herald. If my records are correct there 
are three men now living in the diocese who were 
delegates to the Primary Convention in 1883. They 
are Rev. Robert B. Drane, D. D., Judge Francis 
D. W'inston of Windsor and Mr. \\'alter R. Gibbs 
of Lake Landing. 

On Sunday, the 12th, 1 preached in The Church 
of the Good Shepherd in Ra'leigh and as the service 
was broadcast, I had the privilege of speaking to 
many of my people in East Carolina, as well as to 
the great congregation in Raleigh. 

In closing this letter I desire to thank you for 
your loyalty and your loving fellowship during our 
eighteen years together and to urge you to respond 
with your usual zeal and generosity to our plans 
for the coming year, so that we may be able to 
offer our prayers of thanksgiving at the igreat 
anniversary service in New fiern — th,anksgiving 
that we have been permitted to serve Him as a 
diocese for half of a century, thanksgiving that 
we have not failed Him and His Church in this 
great hour of our world's bewilderment and need. 
Faithfully and affectionately. 

Your friend and Bishop 


Feb. 19 St. Paul's, Greenville 11 A. ^\. 
St. Andrew's, Greenville 3 P. AI. 
Zion, Jessama 7 :30 P. M. 
26 St. Andrew's, Greensboro 11 A. ^L 


Y. M. C. A., Greensboro 3 P. M. 

St. Mary's Student Center, Greensboro 

7 P. M. 
]\rarch 1 Ash We'dnesday — Grace Church, White- 

viile 7:30 P. M. 
5 St. Stephen's, Goldsboro 11 A. M. 

St. Andrew's, Goldsboro 3 P. M. 

St. George's, Pikeville 7 -SO P. M. 
9 St. Paul's, Newport News, Va. 8 P. M. 
12 St. Mary's, Kinston 11 A. M. 

St. Augustine's Kinston 3 P. 'M. 

Christ Mission, East Kinston 7:30 P. M. 
15 Grace Church, Charleston, S. C. 8 P. M. 
19 St. Gabriel's, Faison 11 A. M. 

St. Paul's. Clinton 7:30 P. M. 
22 St. John's. Fayetteville 7 :30 P. M. 
26 St. Peter's, Washington 11 A. M. and 

7:30 P. M. 

Trinity, Chocowinity 3:30 P. M. 
28—31 Grace Church. New York 


February 4, 1933. 
Dear Women of East Carolina : 

We all need to detach ourselves from the round 
of our cares in order to give perspective, and to see 
things in their true proportion and relationships. 

Again the Church calls us to a concentrated time 
of "inward retirement even amid the activities of 
daily life." 

For I^enten Study and personal reading a small 
book by the Rev. Francis Underbill called "Aids 
to the Tvife of Prayer'', which scHs for 60 cents, 
comes highly recomimended. It is not arranged 
for class room use but, o)i course, can be adapted 
for this purpose. This ]>ooklet is based on the 
belief that a fruitful prayer life is dependent noon 
its being an integral part of all life and not a S'lecial 
private activity. There are chapters on Peace of 
Mind, The I^eauties of the External World, The 
Church, Sound Character and Suffering. 

Along with "Aids to the Life of Praver" a com- 
panion book— ''Ways of Praying" l)y Muriel Lester, 
40 cents, might be read. This 'last is a very sim- 
ple treatment of the various methods of prayer. 

Other books recommended for Lenten Study: 

1. "Charles Henry T'rent, Everybody's Bisho)" l)y 
Eleanor Slater, ^l.fiO. Here is a picture of a man 
of vision and faith whose courage is reflected in 
these words of his, "no man is safe unless he swinsrs 
his life between a risk and an opnortunitv." 

2. "Adventures in Prayer' by Bishop Brent, SI. 00. 
A book of the Hi.sho;)'s prayers and comments, 
collected by Dr. Drury. 

Any of the al-)o\-e books mav be had from tlie 

Btook Store, Church Missions House, 281 Fourth i| 
Avenue, New York City. 

If your organization is not interested In the 
educational work of the Auxiliary, will you kindly 
hand this letter to any other organization that you 
think might make use of the information contained 
in it? Please too, have an educational secretary 
appointed or elected in each organization or one 
for all the parish branches to whom I may send 

Otherwise I shall reach you through the regular 
secretaries. It is very important that the women 
of the Church shall be informed and interested in 
all its projects and plans. 

It is my duty and pleasure to be c)i service in 
keeping you in touch with the work of the Auxiliary 
and National Council's Church Program ; also to 
help and advise you in selecting educational ma- 
terial for personal and for group study. I will be 
glad to be called upon for such assistance. 

Am hoping and praying that a Lenten Study 
Group will be formed in every parish and that the 
books herein suggested or others personally selected 
will be used; and that they will inspire and sustain 
you in your Christian living and your reaching out 
to help bring about God's Kingdom. 

Cordially and faithfully, 

■ '! . • " - Educational Secretary. 


The miniature Parish House, which was once 
a garage, that has been moved up beside St. James' 
Church, Ayden, is proving a booster in the Parish. 
At the first meeting of the Auxiliary held there this 
month a larger number were present than at any 
meeting during the past year. It is largely through 
the efforts of Mrs. E. F. Noe that the plan has 
been successfuly carried through, so the meeting 
just held took the form of a house-warming. After 
the devotional and business session Mrs. Noe served 
delicious refreshments during which time a real 
"Fellowship Session" was held. 

The Senior Young People's Service League has 
been using the house for their weekly meetings since 
Christmas, and the Junior League is re-organizing 
and planning to hold their meetings there also. On 
Sundays it is used as class rooms for the Sunday 

For the present it is fairly well equipped except 
for the need of a piano or organ. We hope to 
hear of some person in the Diocese or elsewhere who 
has one they would like to donate. 

MRS. A. C. D. NOE 

FEBRUARY, 1933. 

General Church 

By Rev. IDilliam H. Millon. D. D 

•y HE LATEST NEWS from the Xational Council 
at its last meeting in February, giving the 
financial outlook oi the Church's work under its 
direction, is as follows : 

1 — Working budget for 1933 reduced from 
.$4,225,000, set by the last General Convention, to 
$2,895,625 ; a drop of about $1,325,000. 

2— Estimated income for 1933, $146,456 less 
than budget; Church appealed to to make up this 

3 — Budget reductions, in addition to about 
$800,000, made in 1932, include also $20,000 in 
Church Missions House, $103,425, in Foreign Field, 
and $12,847, in Domestic Fields. 

4— Deficit for 1932 of S231,152, made up by use 
of undesignated legacies. 

A T THE CLOSE of the February meeting of the 
National Council, the folllowing statement 
to the Church, relative to financial matters, was 
unanimously adopted. 

"The National Council feels bound to inform the 
Church as to the facts with which it is faced in 
carrying on the missionary work of the Church. 
After reductions in the budget, far below any sug- 
gested before by any group in the Church, after the 
use of received and estimated undesignated legacies 
for 1932 and 1933, and in view of the tremendous 
decline in expectations for 1933 from dioceses and 
missionary districts, the Council finds that the sum 
of $146,456 is still needed to balance the budget for 
the current year in order to comply with the man- 
date of the General Convention. The Council 
appeals to the Church, and especially to interested 
individuals in the Church, for this amount. 

"The Departments have been cut to the lowest 
possible without extinction, the salaries of officers 
and workers at Headquarters have been reduced 
20 per cent, great sacrifices have been demanded 
of the workers in the missionary field, including 
continued salary reductions and except in unusual 
emergencies furloughs have been postponed and 
vacancies unfilled. 

"The Council dares not go further now in reduc- 
tion without telling these facts to the Church. These 
reductions in many instances are serious and tragic. 
It is the considered judgment of the Council that 
further curtailments which will be made unless 


the Church responds, will be disastrous. 

"These are unusual times of anxiety and crisis. 
The Council has been forced to take unusual steps 
in dealing with the situation. It regrets the neces- 
sity of these cuts, of the use of the undesignated 
legacies, and of an added appeal to the Church But 
there is no alternative if the work is to go on. The 
gifts already ma le involve great sacrifices. The 
('ouncil is confident, however, that the missionary 
work lies so close to the hearts of the i)eople of this 
Church that they will respond with even added 
sacrifice." ^ ^, ..^ .,, ^ .„ ,,. ^,. ^, 

D UT THIS STORY of our needs in the General 
■*^ Field of our Church's work, and its urgent 
appeal for our generous support, does not end here: 
At a meeting of i)ractically all the clergy of East 
Carolina held at St. Paul's Church. Greenville, Fel). 
16th, the status of the work in the Diocese and 
ways and means for securing the aid of all the 
people in the Diocese, were laid before them and 
fully discussed. A fine spirit of cooperation was 
manifested, and in spite of the sufferings of the 
clergy themseh-es, already experienced in their own 
fields, a firm determination to face the difficult task 
which is before the Diocese was evidenced tlie 
task of meeting the expectations of the General 
Church, and of maintaining as far as possible, the 
standard of efficient service reached during the 
last twelve years since the Nation-Wide Campaign. 

Already serious reductions have been made by the 
Executive Council of the Diocese, chiefly in the 
salaries of the clergy, in addition to reductions in 
their salaries made by their parishes and missions. 
And the total reductions made in appropriations 
from the Missionary Treasury of the Diocese are 
already about 20 per cent, and in the case of the 
Bishop 25 per cent. If such reductions are to go 
no further, everything depends upon the response 
of the people in paying up their su'bscriptions for the 
current year ending May 1st, and upon the success 
of the annual Every Member Canvass set for March. 

We shall at least maintain our present budget 
every parish and mission, will undertake for the 
coming year to make some contribution, WEEKLY, 
erage of 10c A WEEK from every communicant 
will do it. 


It is inconceivable that even in these difficult 
times Christian people, bearing the Cross as the 
symbol of their religion, will measure their self- 
denial by a lower standard than this. If they do, 
we shall have to cut again — beginning with the Bi- 
shop's salary, down to the meager living of the last 
worker in the Diocese ; and because our contri- 
butions are included in the expectations of the 
National 'Council — taking in every missionary and 
work at home and abroad. 

As it is, we have told the National Council to 
expec^t only ^7,000.00 out of our $12,000.00 appor- 
tionment, of which we shall g'et back for our own 
work about $6,000.00. What a drop from our 
splendid record of the past twelve years, the whole 
of which period we have never failed to meet our 
apportionment in full. 

And yet, even then we have given SCANTILY 
out of our ABUNDANCE: shall we not NOW 


Of course, one of the biggest things in our young 
life was being the first to entertain the manless 
Convention. Some of the ministers were present. 
And the Bishop was on hand. The weather had to 
act up but they came anyway. Over 12!) delegates 
and visitors were present the first day and "didn't 
it rain"? Of course as we sat there and listened 
to those wonderful reports of work done in the 
five fields of service there was brought home the 
fact that the world is growing smaller and our 
neighbors include folks in other lands and would 
there be enough sandwiches. 

"Boots" Jeffries at Sewanee University is reported 
much improved from an attack of appendicitis. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffries who went to see him ivhile 
he was sick ran into such severe snow storms in 
Tennessee that they had to store the car and make 
the remainder of the j\)urney by train. 

Word comes from Seffner, Florida of the elec- 
tion of Donnell Jamie to the i)residency of his class 
in High School. The Jamies are former Kinston 
residents. Mrs. Jamie will be remembered as the 
former Miss Annie Rosalind Whitfield of Pitt 

January 17th was the 8(kh birthday of Mrs. 
Frances Pug1i Laughinghouse. She is the daugh- 
ter of Bryan Pugh, the walking postoffice. He 
lived in the St. John's, Pitt County section and let- 
ters for the section were sent in his care. Wlien 
he went to church on Sunday he took the mail 
witli him and cKdi\ered it there. In those davs 

folks went to church. The top of the day to you, 

St. Mary's exprienced a loss, last week, in the 
death of Mr. Albert D. Parrott. Mr. Parrott was 
one of the old landmarks and loved to recount the 
early history of Kinston. when it was a village. 

Mrs. Emmett Sams has consented to act as 
Chairman of social service work for her guild. Mrs. 
Sams is a woman of fine social qualifications and 
has had wide experience in church and charitable 
work She is a former C'hairman of the Commun- 
itv Service League. This was an organization of 
the social clubs of the city which grew out of the 
extreme need for charity. Under 'her direction 
there will be a greater coordination of effort and 
larger results. 

Mrs. Vance Weaver of Louisville, Kentucky, 
is home for a visit. Kinston remembers her most 
pleasantly as Miss Elizabeth Dunn. Welcome 
home ! 

Dal W^ooten, Jr. is attending Business College in 
Norfolk. Virginia. 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Edwards on Feb- 
ruary 6th, a daughter. Mrs. Edwards is the for- 
mer Miss Delia Jeffries. MRS. W. F. HARDING 


Our Mission is still going forward. We have 
an enrollment in our school of 88 pupils, 6 teachers 
and the Layman-in-charge who is the Superinten- 
dent. Our average attendance during January 1933 
was 60. A percentage of 68.4 in attendance. 

Recently we have started a Junior Y. P. S. L. 
and have about 25 enrolled as meml)ers. The offi- 
cers are as follows : 

Ashley T. St. Amand — Counsellor 
Hala Allen — President 
Geneva Evans — Vice-President 
William Shue — Secretary 
Miriam Blanton — Treasurer 

Nellie Willis and Ida King who with the above 
form the Executive Committee. 

Now please do not all speak at once for we guess 
you want to help us to the extent of sending some of 
us to r^amp Leach this Summer. 

Our ])arents make very little in the mill and many 
have large families to support and uidess we can get 
the trip given us we will be unable to go. Who 
will make a trip possible? 

Our Layman-in-charge is very busy now plan- 
ning our Lenten services. We know the services 
will be very helpful to us. We trust that many 
will attend these services and reap the reward by 
doing so. Come, a welcome awaits you. 




On a recent Sunday, instead of the Sermon at 
the evening service, we had a pageant given by the 
Church School under the leadership of Miss Maud 
Partrick. The pageant depicted and explained the 
seven seasons of the Church Year. Each child was 
suitably dresse'd and wore a veil of the color of 
the season she represented. Each told the story of 
the season, what it taught, the liturgical color, the 
Church symbol, etc., and the whole program was 
interspersed with hymns of the season explained. 

We had a most interesting and educational even- 
ing and look forward to another such pageant at 
Easter time. 

The Woman's Auxiliary is unusually active and 
doing good work. We have divided into two 
groups Or circles and the younger members in their 
meetings are doing a fine piece of work. 

The Rector and his wife have taken up residence 

in the Rectory during the past month. Through 

the work and gifts of the Auxiliary the whole of 

^ the interior of the building has been renovated and 

is now verv comfortable. 



The ^^'oman's Auxiliary has been reorganized at 
our Church under the Presidency of Mrs. R. Hol- 
land and we are expecting great things to result. 
The mid-week services are being well attended 
and there is a keen interest being shown in. the 
work of 'the Church. Our Pjishoj) was with us on 
January 29th, and preached a fine sermon to a 
pa:ked congregation. 


The main feature of our work here is the mid- 
week service held every Tuesday evening. Good 
congregations meet and we are reaching many 
in the community from the other churches. The 
young people show a great interest in these meet- 
ings. The Auxiliary continues to do g'ood work 
and have their regular meetings. 


Services in the Parish of the Cluirch of The Ad- 
vent Wil'l'amston, have been on the schedule of 
former years (the first, seconc' and third Sun'days 
of each month and every fifth Sunday) since De- 
cenrber 5th, when Rev. E. F. Moseley entered the 
work as rector. He nrtaches at St. Martin's, Ham- 
ilton, on the fourth Sunday and serves tlie Mission 
at Bear Grass also. For th'rteen months the par- 
ish had been without a rector and the coming of 
Mr. Moseley brought joy to the congregation and 
its fr'enls in the town. Durmg the two months 

and more of his ministry among this people, he has 
found a warm place in the hearts of every one by 
his kindly attention to the sick and suffering. He 
'has endeavored to become acquainted with 'the 
people of the entire community and to serve not 
simply his own Church but that of others. 

A class of yoimg men and women has been formed 
in the Sunday School which is taught by the rector, 
and a Bible Class meets each Monday evening at 
the Rectory for study. It is hoped to greatly 
enlarge this c'ass when conditions assume a normal 
state. The Book of Job is being studied and found 
most interesting as instructed by the rector. 

Sunday morning last, anncnmcement was made 
that a Parish Council had been formed with the 
fo'ilowing representatives of the various activities 
of the parish: Mr. Maurice S. Moore for the Sun- 
day School; Mr. C. B. Clark for the vestry; Mrs. 
W. B. Watts for the Woman's Auxiliary; Mrs. 
J. H. Saunders for the choir; Mrs. James G. Staton, 
mendKr-at-large from the parish. 

A \ery beautiful and instructive pageant was 
gi\en during the Christmas season which toid the 
story of the Nativity and the coming of the Wise 
Men. Special costumes were loaned by the Ma- 
sons for the clothing- of the Kings who brought 
g^ifts to the I>abe of Bethlehem. The rector ar- 
ranged all details and was ably assisted by the 
young people and choir, the music being unusually 
beautiful. The Sunday School enjoyed the annual 
Christmas tree and gifts were placed thereon both 
to please and help. 

The rector has given notice that he hopes to or- 
g"anize a l>rotherhood of St. Andrew in the near 
future, as he is very anxious to enroll the young 
men of the congregation. 

L'ast 'week, the Auxiliary gave a Silver Tea at 
the home of Mrs. X. C. Green and a neat sum was 
given ])y the visitors which will be used to meet 
certain expenses of the Auxiliary. Mesdames J. H. 
Saunders, James G. Staton and Frederick W. Hoyt 
attended the Auxiliary meeting held recently at 
Kinston and gave a s])lendid account of the same 
on their return. H. T. 


The Committee appointed by Tiishop Darst to 
make plans and arrangements for the 50th anniver- 
sary of the Diocese, which is to be held in Christ 
Church New Bern in May, held its initial meeting 
at Christ Church on Wednesday February 8th. 
Those present were the Rev. I. delv. Brayshaw, 
Chairman. Bislro-) Darst, Rev. B. F. Huske. D. PX. 
Messrs. George Royall and E. K. Bishop, and Mes- 
dames A. M. \A'ad(lell and R. N. Duffy. Committees 
were appointed and preparatory plans laid. 


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St. Paul's Church, Greenville, entered the New 
Year happy in the fact that they had paid in full 
for their new Church and Parish House and all 
Equipment. The Vestry in its January meetins: 
expressed by a resolution of thanks their gratitude 
to Mr. E, P.. Ferguson, Treasurer of the Church 
T'uilding Fund, for his solendid stewardship, and 
to St. Paul's Paroch'al Society and Junior Guild 
whose hard work earned a large part of the money 
used in cancelling the del)t. 

All the men and boys of the Parish were the 
guests of the Y. P. S. P. of the Parish at a Father 
and Son P.ancpiet the last of January. The 'large 
bancpiet hall of the Parish House overflowed with 
the large number of men and boys attending. Ed. 
AVhitehurst made the following toast to the Fa- 
thers present : 

Plere's a toast to eveiw Dad, 
The one who makes our hearts all glad. 
He licks us when we are very small ; 
Then becomes our Pal when we grow tall. 
He works and toils to make the dough, 
That feeds and clothes us while we grow. 
He is our iiride and chief delight. 

Just throw off on him if yon want a fight. 

Here's to Dad, a great old cuss 

We want to be like you — square and just. 

James Dees, President of the Y. P. S. L. pre- 
sided, and Mayor Flanagan made the address of 
the evening. 

The first Sunday in February was rnai'ked by 
the largest Communion Service held for many 
vears in the Parish 


Through the very splendid help and cooperation 
of the Auxiliaries, Guilds and many individuals in 
the three Dioceses of the state, enough Octagon 
Soap coupons have been collected to enable us to 
l)lace the order for the much needed Laundry 

We still need, however several thousand more 
coupons to pay for the freight on this machine and 
its installation. 

Therefore we ask all who have coupons on hand 
to please send them on to us as soon as possible. 

We are very grateful to all who have helped us 
in this effort and we hope you will still help us to 
secure additional needed equipment through the 
medium o'f the Octagon Soap coupons. 


SHIP, value $300, and THE S^IEDFS MEMORI- 
AL SCPIOLARSHIP, value $270, will both be open 
for competition and award for the academic year 

Students resident of North Carolina in the Diocese 
of Hast Carolina are eligible to enter the competition 
for the Murchison Scholarship. Students, resident 
of North or South Carolina are eligible to enter the 
competition for the Smedes Scholarship. 

The examinations will be held on Friday and 
Saturday. April 21 and 22, in the home towns and 
cities of the students comneting. These examina- 
t'ons will cover the following subjects taken in the 
first year of high school ; Engdish, Mathematics, 
and either Ancient History or General Science; Lat- 
in, or French, or Spanish, four subjects in all. 

Further detailed information will be furnished 
by Airs . Ernest Cruikshank, Principal of Saint 
Mary's School, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Februarv 15, 1933. 

As we go to press, we learn that the Rev. C. A. 
Ashby has accepted the call to St. Paul's Church' 





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On Friday afternoon January 27th, the Students 
Club proved to be more than usually interesting- 
since at that time the Rev. E. F. Aloseley was the 
guest speaker. Before becoming rector of the 
Church of the Advent, VVilHamston, N. C. he spent 
several years as a missionary in China. 

Air. AiOseley ha'd the honor of an Oxford edu- 
cation as a winner of the Cecil Rhodes Scholarship 
and by request he spoke on Student Days at Oxford. 
The all too brief moments spent in hearing him 
were alive with human interest and replete with 
h tun or. 

The Students ' Club sincerely a;)preciated liis 
visit and are looking forward to having him again 
in the near future. The Club was also delighted 
to have as a guest Mrs. Aloseley. 

The weekly, informal gatherings on Saturday 
evening, around Friendly Mall's cheery fire, are 
fast becoming a i)ermanent feature. Since the col- 
lege celebrates Saturday evening with so-called "bag 
suppers", the girls in turn celelirate by gathering 
at Friendly Hall for several happy hours; and a 
meal which otherwise might be rather cheerless 
becomes one of the bright spots of the week. 

On Sunday morning January 22nd, the Student 
Bible Class had the pleasure of hearing a talk on 
the Holy Land. Miss Marie Petersen of the col- 
lege faculty was the s])eaker. Miss Petersen ha\ - 
ing spent some time in the Orient was well quali- 
fied to present an intensely interesting picture of 
places and events imj ortant in religious history. 

The Episcopal students at the college are most 
enthusiastic over their newly organized Student 
Branch of the Woman's Auxiliary, ami have held 
'three live meetings. Plans for the program of 
Lenten study, for several ways of carrying out 
their Social Service work, as well as perfecting the 
oganization have occupied their time. The mem- 
bershiD feels that we arc facing a most successful 
first year. 

The chief feature of the work in I^iimberton 
to report this month is the formation of a new 
Church School and I'ible Class. We are fortunate 
in having such a good leader as Mr. J. Strother, 
who has had considerable experience in Religious 
Education, and we believe with the aid of his 
teachers, Mrs. Fr}^ Aliss Janet Strother and Mrs. 
T. A. McNeill, this most important phase of the 
work will considerably increase. 

The Y. P. S. L. continues, to the amazement of 
many, the crowning glory of the Church here in 
I,umberton. One might almost say that the Youth 
Movement which was so characteristic of the early 
Church has co^me back and shown itself anew in 
this our day. To see thirty and forty young peo- 
ple coming to Church every Tuesday evening for 
the service league and again on Sunday for wor- 
ship shotild thrill even the most lapsed Communi- 
cant of the Church. 

Whiteville calling! and through the air comes 
the news that with the completion of the new 
Church House the}^ had the joy of having their 
largest attendance at the Church School which 
numbered forty-two. Fifty has been set as the 
immediate goal and doubtless it will be reached. 
Bringing a friend to Chttrch with them is what 
the members are trying to do, and thus new faces 
arc seen almost every Sunday — they do not believe 
in waiting for the preacher to bring the people in. 


■■■"■ ' . St. Hilda's School, 

' . ■' Wuchang, China, 

December 5, 1932. 
Dear Miss Peace : — 

The Crove's Dictionaries arrived n'ot many days 
after your letter telling of their shipment, and yott 
don't know wliat a joy they are to tts. The edition 
is so new we feel very much "up-to-date" after we 
have consulted them. They were beautifully wrapi)ed 
and arrived in excellent condition. 

Please thank each branch of the Periodical Club 
who contributed toward them. I hope I can very 
soon do so in person also, bnt I would like to say 
"thank you" this way before then. I sail for Amer- 
ica one mouth from tomorrow ! 

The friends in each contributing group have 
made our work out here so much more interesting 
and efficient by this gift, and we are so grateful. 

Sincerely 3^ours 






JANUARY 25—26. 

Addresses of Bishops Darst and Penick High Lights 
of Program. "Power to Overcome" Keynote 
of Meet 

Eva Horton Shackleford 

The 46th annual [Meeting of the Woman's 
Auxiliary of the Diocese of East Carolina convened 
in St. Mary's Church, Kinston, January 25 — 26, 
the first session following" the celebration of the 
Holy Communion by Bishop Thomas C. Darst and 
Dr. B. F. Huske. chaplain and rector of the parish. 
Mrs. Fred L. Ontland of Washington, newly electerl 
president presided. A full meeting of the Executive 
Board was held Tuesday evening" prior to the open- 
ing of the Meeting. 

Despite a heavy rainfall 175 delegates and visitors 
were present at the opening session on Wednesday 
morning, with the entire Executive Board of 12 
members attending together with several of the 
clergy demonstrating the deep interest fe'It by the 
entire Diocese in the Meeting. 

Following the opening prayer by the chaplain. 
Miss Steva Dodson, president of the hostess Aux- 
iliary, extended a cordial welcome to wliich Mrs. 
John Bonner of ^^'ashington resi)on(led. The presi- 
dent adfled a few words expressing pleasure at 
holding her first meeting in Kinston where her 
work as a Diocesan officer bej;'an several years 

One of the outstanding features of this session 
was the athlress of the president, who stressed the 
thought that "The measure of life is found in growth 
— in fuller, m'ore abundant living." She outlined 
the activities of the Auxiliary women in East Caro- 
lina, linking the material and spiritual business of 
the Kingdom in a very remarkable way. She urged 
that special attention be given to the observance of 
World Day of Prayer and to the Good Fridav Of- 
fering as a means of furthering church unity and 
closed with an appeal for the daily acts of studv, 
prayer, work and gifts on the part of her co'workers 
to tiie attainment of blessed fellowship with the 

Noonday prayers were followed by an inspiring 
a'ddress by Bishop Darst, who pledged himself and 
the women of the Diocese to further loving and 
loyal cooperation with the new officers. In a 
brief review of the high lights of his work he said 
tliat during his IS years as Bishop of the Diocese 
he had never exDerienced such a vear as the past 
in the spiritual growth of his churches, shown in 
i\ rnoi'e de\'oted following and the confirmation of 

451 persons. In speaking of the series of Camj) 
Leach conferences he stated that his heart constant- 
ly sang a Te Deum as he beheld their radiant faces 
and discovered the aspirations of the church leaders 
of tomorrow. He praised the achievements of the 
Auxiliary and reaffirmed his faith in its 'future, stat- 
ing that "We are marching through the Valley of 
Depression to the dawning of a new day." Con- 
trasting the present policies of the government he 
expressed the belief that God does not want the 
Church to balance its budget at the cost of human 
souls and urged the women to strive to carry on 
God's plans "That we may walk with Christ out of 
the darkness and chaos to the attainment of these 
plans, where at last we may turn and looking in His 
radiant face thank God that we went with Him all 
the way." 

Then followed the reports of the Convocational 
presidents, Mrs. W. S. Carawan of the Edenton 
Convocation and Mrs. J. Q. Beckwith Sr., df the 
Wilmington Convocation, testifying to the fine spirit 
of courage and devotion shown by their co-workers, 
who in spite of adversities had maintained their 
splendid record of service and sacrifice. 

Luncheon was served Wednesday and Thursday 
in the parish house by the hostess Atixiliary, the tra- 
ditional hospitality of the "King's Town" being 
fully demonstrated on both occasions. 

The afternoon session of Wednesday was marked 
by a meditation on "Stewardshii:)" by Rev. W. A. 
Lillycrop of Greenville, who defined the word as, 
''Such an acceptance of the Lordshi]) of Jesus Christ 
as will lead a person to acknowledge that Lordship 
in every act of a lifetime, ability, personality- char- 
acter, money and spiritual resources," making each 
point not only clear and comprehensive but a per- 
sonal appeal for a rededication of self as stewards in 
the service of the King of Kings. 

Reports of the heads of the following departments 
were heard at this time: Miss Caroline K. Myers, 
Ignited Thank Offering Custodian stressing the ser- 
vice of witnessing as the supreme mission of Christ- 
ianas ; Mrs. Victor B. Shel'burne, Cha-irman of Soc'al 
.Service, giving recognition to service along intan- 
gible lines; the letter of Mrs. R. I. Johnson of the 
Colored Convocation indicating a willing and earnest 
turning to God by her women, with energies direct- 
ed towards Evangelism. A gratifying advance was 
noted in the report of the Student's Work given by 
Mrs. Jennie M. Howard ; the Thompson Orphanage 
report sent in by Rev. W. H. Wheeler stated that 
the institution had cared for 115 children during the 
past year, 24 of which came from this Diocese, con- 
tributions from which totaled $3,483.17 for the year. 
The report showed a budget reduction of S5,000 and 
all salaries cut again, but the same spirit of cooper- 



at'on and loyalty existing in the staff; Airs. John A. 
Guion, Treasurer, nrtsented her report showing re 
ceipts from all sources allocated to funds as $3,268.01 
disbursements from all funds as $1,057.39, fund bal- 
ance o'f $1,057.39 and disbursements in the Fields of 
Service as $2,210.62, with about $100 in the treasury. 

The Auxiliary attended a mass meeting in St. 
Mary's Church Wednesday night and heard an able 
sermon by Bishop Penick of the Diocese of North 
Carolina. Taking as his text the command of Jesus, 
"Follow Me," the Bishop stated that the most fun- 
damental characteristic of the Christian religion is 
the personal relationship between the discii)le and 
liis God and the extension of that relationship to- 
wards society designated as Missions, proving his 
roint by antithesis and comparison with other re- 
ligions. He emphasized ]>ersonal religion as the 
very heart of Christianity togetlier with a genuine 
concern for the spiritual and pliysical welfare of 
humanity. Defining the inner and outer forces that 
make up the Church, the Bishop traced material 
gilts, which through alchemy of the Spirit are 
turned into elements beneficial to mankind. He 
chidcd his hearers for their misgivings and their 
[ -^'^ent state of being harried by uncertainties and in 
rii.;;^ing tones declared, "We are called to God's 
kingdom for such a time as now." 

In closing the Bishop recounted as an actual hap- 
pening, the destruction of a certain church by fire 
and the awe felt by the congregation in seeing the 
sentence over the chancel stand out so prominently 
amidst the roaring flames, "We wait for Thy loving 
kindness in the midst of Thy temple, O God," apply- 
ing it to personal relationships in which there are 
often conflagrations, and pleading for patience and 
confidence in the Father. 

In preparation for the Corporate Communion next 
morning Bishop Darst requested that the Meet- 
ing give definite thought to the service, "Remem- 
bering those who have passed on, those representing 
us in far flung lines that circle the globe and those 
others lifting weary, disillusioned eyes to us who 
represent God, entreating, 'Watchman, tell us of the 
night' " 

The keynote of the Meeting was struck by 
East Carolina's Bishop at this service when he re- 
minded it of the words of Jesus, "All POWER is 
given unto Me— Go ye," and besought the women 
that as they drew near to the table of God they 
ask Him to ''Give us that POWER to transform a 
broken World, POWER to transmute ug*liness to 
the beauteous image of God," further emphasizing 
the theme of the meeting in his closing prayer, 
''We ask not for tranquility nor for a lessening of 
tribulation but for POWER TO OVERCOME." 
Following an established custom a Corporate Com- 

munion service was held on Thursday morning at 
7 -30 at which time the Bishop's Fund amouning to 
moie than $500 was presented by the delegates in 
bclalf of Iheir respective organizations. 

The Meeting reconvened at 9 :30, at which 
time greetings, received in the form of a telegram, 
were read from Mrs. James R. Cain, Provincial 

A revised Constitution and By-Laws, presented 
by Miss Ethel Parker of Gatesville, chairman of the 
committee, was adopted as a whole; In the report 
of Mrs. A. B. Houtz, educational secretary, a growth 
in the number of study groups and leaders was 
noted : that of ]Mrs. P. T. Anthony, box work secre- 
tary, stated that a greater interest had been shown 
in this branch than in former years; Mrs. John B. 
Cranmer, secretary of the Field defjartment recom- 
mended self-examination and rededication of self to 
the furthering of the Every Member Canvass and 
challenged every woman in the Diocese to share in 
the extension of Christ's kingdom; Mrs. H. J. Mac- 
Mi'llan. secretary of the Publicity department point- 
ed out the use of the Mission Plerald by the Auxili- 
ary as a news medium and stressed the importance 
of facts and conditions being laid before the women 
of the Diocese ; Miss Jessie Peace presented the 
work of the Church Periodical Club, the outstanding 
achievement being the inirchase of a set of Musi- 
cal Dictionaries for Miss Venetia Cox. 

Following the reading and acceptance of reports 
'canie a splendid address on China by Rev. Edwin F. 
Moseley. who stated that though he had spent only 
three and a half years in that country he had re- 
tained a sincere affection for it and a live interest in 
its destiny. He declared "That the best contribu- 
tion the Church can make is to successfully keep up 
the interest of the people at home in China." He 
deplored the fallng off in support saying that the 
cutting off of missionary endeavor is a misconcep- 
tion of self-preservation. 

Noon day prayers were offered by the Bishop, 
who afterwards expressed his pleasure at being able 
to remain through the Meeting. He declared that 
the Church must faint not though governments and 
business fail. '"The Church of the living God must 
lift its face to the fray, tune its ears to the trutiipet 
call and bring its feet to the marching order of its 
Captain, and with a renewed consecration to certain 
Victory in the name of God to emerge victorious 
through Christ, who overcometh the world." 

In discussing the Field Project, the president an- 
nounced that Mrs. Tabor would visit the Diocese 
from February 27th to March 10 for the purpose of 
holding conferences and preparing the women for 
the Institute to be held in Charlotte April 6-7-8. 
Mrs. Tabor will make her headquarters at four ob- 



jective points; Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Washington 
and Elizabeth City, where she will be available to 
adjacent parishes. 

Rev. W. R. Noe spoke briefly about the official 
organ of the Diocese, The Mission Herald, and re- 
quested the support of the women from both stand- 
points of news and subscriptions. 

Under the new Constitution and By-Laws the elec- 
tion of a secretary and treasurer were in order and 
Mrs. Vernon G. Cooper of the nominating commit- 
tee, presented a report recommending the reelection 
of the incumbents, Mrs. J. L. Shackleford, of Farm- 
ville, secretary and Mrs. John A. Guion, New 
Bern, treasurer. The report of the committee was 
accepted by a unanimous vote. 

The following delegates were elected to the Pro- 
vincial Synod; Mrs. Fred L. Outland, Mrs. J. Q. 
Beckwith Sr., Mrs. W. S. Carawan, Miss Ethel 
Parker, Miss Steva Dodson. Alternates ; the chair- 
man of Christian Social Service, (to be appointed), 
Mrs John A. Guion, Miss Elizabetli Hinds, ^fiss 
MargTierite Walker. 

The report of the Findings committee was given 
by Mrs. Frank N. Chalen and that of the Courtesy 
committee by Mrs. T. F. Darden and the president 
g'ave a total valuation of all work in the parish and 
mission branches as SIT), 106. 32 with 1649 organized 
women in the Diocese. 

Mrs. W. P. L)'nch of Goldsboro extended a cor- 
dial invitation from her Auxiliary for the next an- 
nual Meeting which was accepted. 

The business like atmosphere of the Meeting 
changed into that of a love feast at the close with 
kindly compliments paid to various officers and com- 
mittees. At this time a clipping from the Church 
Program, found on the floor of the church by Mrs. 
vS. P. Adams was presented by her in the light of a 
mysterious and prophetic message : "The task of the 
Woman's Auxiliary today calls for the best in mind, 
body, and spirit that the women of the Church ha\'e 
to give. It has been said that what this age needs 
is men and women with deep spiritual insight, in- 
tellectual penetration, and strong moral passion. 
The call to the Woman's Auxiliary in this modern 
time is for nothing less, for the Woman's Auxiliary 
is the women of the Church striving individually 
and corporately so to develop the religious life of 
the womanhood of the Church that they may share 
with God in creating a Christian society here on 

The closing message was an admonition to "Let 
your failures be not stumbling blocks but stepping 
stones," by the president, Mrs. Outland, whose 
gracious manner and her gift for the rapid dispatch 

of business won for her much praise and commenda- 
tion as a presiding officer. 

The meeting adjourned with the Bishop's bene- 
diction upon it. And thus closed one of the most 
successful meetings held by the Woman's Auxiliary 
in its history, exemplifying as it did throughout a 
harmonious and sisterly endeavour in the cause of 

Christ. ■ 


The past year has been, for me, one of rare 
privilege and I wish to express to each of you my 
deep gratitude for the part you have taken in it 
and for your contributions to the development 
of the work of the Woman's Auxiliary in East 

I began the year with very little knowledge oi 
the work at large — of the real meaning of the 
Church's Mis.sion — but with a great desire to learn 
of it and to fit myself for Service. It has proven 
to be a year of daily joys, through study and 
contacts. You will remember Dr. Trapnell told 
us at our meeting in Wilmington last year that 
"the measure of all Life is Growth" and with that 
thought in mind I have tried to grow in knowledge 
and understanding of the work of our bdoved 
Church, and in loving sympathy for the needs so 
prevalent and so much in evidence on all sides of 
us and in our midst this year. 

I believe this thought has been in the mind 
and heart of eadh one of you, my co-workers, for 
the reports of the year's work that have come in 
to me have shown many and varied interests. I 
have had letters in abundance — many bearing re- 
quests for information — and invariably they have 
meant that as I sought the answers new lines of 
Vision opened up before me. And always new 
contacts were forming that endeared to me each 
nook and corner of the Diocese. 

As the Spring began the District Meetings start- 
ed, and it was my pleasure to attend a number of 
these. I feel that the Districts in most parts of 
the Diocese need strengthening and developing. 
I urge you to 'give serious thought to your own 
District; familiarize yourself with it, its size and 
its Leaders and be rea'dy to do your part in its 
further development. We have been asked by the 
P)ishop and Clergy to help, through the District 
Organizations, with the Every Member Visitaton 
and Canvass, and I feel sure that in helping them 
we will be strengtening and developing ourselves ; 
realizing anew that the measure of our lives is 
found in growth — in fuller, more abundant living. 

FERRUARY, 1983. 


With the coming of Summer our attention was 
drawn to the activities at Camp Leach, and in 
order to draw us into closer fellowship with the 
Young People in our Diocese our Bishop asked 
us, for our Summer Work, to hdp with one of 
the buildings so badly needed there. I am afraid 
we did not interest ourselves in this work as we 
should have done. Do we really care as we shoidd 
for the development of our Young Peoi:)le? Too 
often we leave them to their own interests and 
are content to go our way. But this is not fair 
either to them or to ourselves : we need them even 
more, I think, than they need us. We need their 
enthusiasm, their frankness, their fearlessness and 
their knowledge and contact with the new things 
of Life to-day; and only through sympathy and 
patience with their lives can we hope to help them 
stand fast on the Foundation of the Ages, and so 
mold the Past and Present into a m'ighty Force 
which will be able to march into its rightful place 
in the Future. 

Our lack of interest in, and attendance at. Sum- 
mer Conferences has been our greatest weakness 
in the past year. Let us not permit this weakness 
to be a Stumbling Block but let us make of it a 
Steoping Stone to better efforts in the future. Let 
us oledge ourselves to send some of our leaders 
to Kanuga this summer an'd I can promise that 
our efforts will be more than repaid with results 
in the development of our work. I am sure we 
have not rea'lized all that the Conferences mean 
or we would have made this effort before. I did 
not fully appreciate it until 1 went to Kanuga last 
summer for Auxiliary Day and met earnest, in- 
terested women from all over our Province, under 
the guidance of National Leaders, studying to- 
gether their problems and working out plans for 
their future programs and activities. Only through 
a deeper knowledge of our Church's Missio'U and 
its great program can we hope to share in its ful- 
fillment and to bring home to each Group — no mat- 
ter how small — that it is not just a little group 
struggling alone, but a link in a mighty chain that 
reaches around this whole world drawing it ever 
clo'-er to the accom dishment of God's purpose for 
us, the extension of His Kingdom on Earth. 

The work of the Officers and Chairmen of De- 
])artments I will not take up in detail for their 
re orts are all to follow; but I want to say that 
they ha\'e worked faithfully and well. The two 
Convocat'onal Meetings in the Fall were splen- 
d'dly attended and were an inspiration to all of 
the Offiicers. Tlie Departments are striving 
each one, to work in the Five Fields of Service. 
The Department of Christian Social Service has 
added to its splendid activities a much needed 

work mong the Isolated. I hope this will grow 
into ever widening fields. 

As we look back over the past year, if we are 
honest, we must admit that we have many things 
'for which to be thankfid : among them, health — a 
wealth of the finer things of life — and a quickened 
sense of valuation. God in His wisdoin has let 
us suffer material losses in order to make us 
appreciate the better things He has prepared for 
us. The United Thank Offering is ours and as 
a medium of expression let us use it constantly. 
If your Blue Box has meant anything to you tell 
someone else about it : if it has not meant that 
much to you it is because you have not let it do so. 
One objective in our Province is the establishment 
in each Diocese of an Offering of Life Committee, 
and to me it seems almost a part of the United 
Thank Offering. So as we use our Blue Boxes 
let us pray for the development of that Co>mmittee 
and trust that when our Offering is laid on the 
Golden Alms Basin in Atlantic City there may be 
with it the name of someone from East Carolina 
who is offering her life in loving service. 

In comparing the reports of this year with those 
of last year do not be discouraged if the amounts 
of money seem smaller, but look carefully and 
realize that in food and clothing valuations have 
changed, and also remember that our women 
'have not had money to give : so realize that often 
there is much written between the lines, in prayers 
and human sympathy that far outweighs the gift 
of gold 

There 'is one activity that is shared by all of 
us, yet not under the direct supervision of any de- 
partment, so I will speak of it here. It is the 
o:)portunity given to us through the Advance 
Work to reach out to our most distant Mission 
Field. As its name implies this is one phase of 
the work in which we are permitted to go forward 
into new fields. It is an objective over and above 
the Church's stated obligations, in which we may 
plan and carry out something new. You may all 
remember that we, as a Diocese, are pledged during 
this Triennium to help build a home for women 
workers in the Province of Nanking, China. This 
should be very dear to the heart of each one of us 
When we realize how close it comes to us through 
the personal contact of A-Iiss Venetia Cox. As slie 
goes into China and as she comes out of her field 
for furlough she passes through the Province of 
Nanking and may need the very haven this home 
offers. Another year our share in the Advance 
Work may take us to some other distant field, but 
always remember that it gives us the opportunity 
to share in some activity that is helping to ad- 
vance the cause of Christ in the world today. It 



is truly Missionary and we should not lose sight 
of the fact that first and foremt)st in all our wfork 
comes the spread o'f the Gospel of Hope — the send- 
ing out to all the World the Good News. 

It is a real dissapointment to nie that we are not 
to have Miss Cox with us for this meeting'. She 
is on her way home now for her furlough and will 
arrive in East Carolina about the middle of Feb- 
ruary. Those of you who wish to make more real 
your study of China may do so *by having her come 
to you arid tell you of her work in that great coun- 
try that is so torn by conflict now. Surely if any 
people need the Hope and Peace that Christ alone 
can give, it is the people of China. 

The officers met for a two day conference at 
Camp Leach in Au'gust, there to outline our Pro- 
gram for the year's study and activities. I feel 
that some of the Peace an<l Joy of that beautiful 
•spot was incorporated in the Program, and some 
of the Strength and Quiet of the sturdy pines and 
stately oaks, and the Depth of the river flowing 
by must surely be ours as we strive to carry out 
in our year's work the hooes and plans of our 
Officers and Department Chairmen. We asked in 
the ProgTam that vou start the year's work witii 
a Quiet Day and that you pray regularly on the 
first Sunday in each month for the work of the 
Women throughout the World. I wonder how 
many have done these things. 

"Though lang-uage forms the preacher, 
'Tis good works make the man." 
and never was this brought home to me with more 
force than at the meeting of the Synod of the 
Province of Sewanee at Kanuga last Sentember, 
where I saw the rare combination of the Preacher 
and the Man in one. It was there that we came 
together to hear the reports of our different de- 
partments and to outline o\'ir plans for another 
vear. Manv of you have been to Kanuga and 
know the charm of the Lake with the mountains 
around it. Add to that charm the fellowshin of 
two hundred Rishoxs, Clergy and Lay Delegates, 
both men and women, meeting together in a Con- 
ference Center like one big fam'ly and you have 
the background for the solendid roorts that were 
made. As these reports of work acconi'dishe 1 
throughout our Province were brought to us I 
realized anew that our part in them, through our 
Provincial gift, was helping us to broader fields 
of Service and rpiickening in us a deeper under- 
standing of the theme of the great Denver meet- 
ing- — that of Stewardship in its broader sense — 
and helping us to think of "Church \\'ork" not as 
just holding a meeting, but as a great Crusade, 
taking its part in bringing about a new order 
which will be in deed an<l in tnitli the Kingflom oi 

God on Earth and in our Hearts. 

In Octo'ber Bishop Darst asked that, with the 
two Vice-Presidents, I attend a Clergy Conference 
at Christ Church, New Bern. The opportunity of 
"sitting in" and hearing the Clergy discuss their 
problems so informally opened to us the doors of 
understanding and fellowship, and helped us to 
understand that we all struggle along over the 
same rough places — sometimes getting into deep 
ruts which necessitates a terrific wrench or jolt to 
get us out. At other times we must plow over 
new ground — and what a joy to see the furrows 
take shape and form— to sow the seed — to toil 
and watch over tender plants — and finally to share 
in the blessing of having helped, in some small 
way, to produce the fruit which is borne. 

As we go forward into the New Year I urge 
you all to give special thought and heed to two 
immediate calls. First is The World Day of Pray- 
er, which is be dbserved on March 3rd. Make 
your plans to cooperate with other communions 
and enter into this with heart and mind tuned to 
its great meaning, so that it may strengthen us 
for our work throughout the year. Next is the 
Good Friday Offering for work in and aroimd 
Jerusalem. The Presiding Bishop has issued a 
special appeal for this, so let us give time and 
thought to it — its meaning and our privilege to 
share in what is being done by our Church in the 
Holy Land. 

In rather a sketchy manner this is a report of 
the activities of the East Carolina Branch of the 
Woman's Auxiliary. You must realize that it is 
only an outline, that it would be imoossible to 
give you all the details, but please study your An- 
nual when it comes to you with all of the reports ; 
and strive throughout the coming year to do the 
things that have not been done in the past. Our 
foundation has been laid for us and we must 
now plan the superstructure — plan for service- 
for durability — and permanence. Let us raise uo 
a building that will be a worthy home for our high- 
est hopes. Studv— Pray — Work — Give — make these 
four acts a part of each day's life and into that life 
will come the joy of Blessed Fellowship with our 

"When in the pathway of God's will 

Thou seemest at a stand, 
Longing for wings to scale the hill, 

And tired of foot and hand 
At Blessed Bethlehem leave thy gloom. 

There learn Divine content — 
By Manger, Workshop, Cross and Tomb 

Thv Lord to triumph went." 

FKBRUARY, 1933. 



(Brief summary of Address before Annual Meeting 
of Woman's Auxiliary at Kinston — by Rev. Ed- 
win F. Moseley). 

At this moment the great land of China is torn 
within and attacked without. Two problems de- 
mand immediate attention: What shall be her at- 
titude towards militarism? And, what shall be 
her economic policy? ■ 

China can't debate either ai these long, because 
both are pressing her to the wall. 

As to militarism, Japan seems to be gaining 
her objectives by might of arm;s, regardless of 
treaties. China has lost faith in the League of 
Nations. Has our Nation, that professes to work 
for peace, any example for China? It is true that 
America is not rattling the saber, but is she willing 
to take the risk and disarm, even in the face of 
war scares? Again, shall we allow greedy manu- 
facturers of arms and munitions to war to sell 
their nroducts abroad and further encourasre war. 

as is true in South America? In brief, shall the 
militarists or the christians determine our policy 
in this respect? China would like to find encour- 
agement and hope in following us, but can she? 

As to economics, China must soon accept com- 
munsim or provide something better than the pres- 
ent type of greed}^ capitalism. The gap between 
the rich Chinese (and Western exploiters) and the 
poverty stricken coolies furnishes ammunition for 
the communist agitators, li China look's to 
America can she find anything better? Charity 
doesn't seem the christian .solution for our multi- 
tudes without work and facing starvation. The 
greedy capitalist seems to control America. Cer- 
tainly a drifting policy is no better. What has 
America to offer China in the matter of building 
an economic system that is just? 

We may resent tlie fact that China judges our 
missionary message by our national policies, but 
such is the case. It is necessary to send mission- 
aries to China and support them and the mission- 
;,ry institutions, but it is also absolutely essential 
to make a greater effort toward insisting that our 
civilization be chri.stian. 


Lnontlon Parish or Mission Goni 

Atkinson, St. Thomas' $ 90.00 

Aurora, Holy Cross ' S75.00 

Aydon, .St. James' , '375.00 

Bath, St. Thomas' 7.5.00 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 600.00 

Belhaven, St. James' 300.00 

Bonnerton, St. John's 105.00 

Chfcowinity, Trin ty 120.00 

Clinton, St. Paul's " ROO.OO 

Cohimbia, St. Andrew's ,S30.00 

Creswell, St. David's 525.00 

Edenton, St. Paul's 2,230.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church... 1,(550.00 

E-virnvjilp. Emmanuel .?75 00 

Payetteville, St. John's 2,250.00 

Fayetteville, St. Joseph's 210.00 

Catpsville. St. Mary'.s 225.00 

Onlrlsbr-ro, St. Stephen's 1.050.00 

Greenville. St. Paul's 1,200.00 

Cr'fton. St. John's 180.00 

Ham'Iton, St. Martin'.s " " ' "00.00 

Pi-rtford, Holy Trinity 600.00 

Hopp Mi'ls, Christ Church 120.00 

.T"5;';ama, Zion 120.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's 1,2'''0 00 

Lake Ijandinc:, St. George's . . . 135.00 

New Bern, Christ Church 1,725.00 

N^w Bern, St. Cyprian's '120.00 

Piymriith, Grace Church ...... 375.00 

Rrrl Sliritn-cro. St Stephen's . . .'. .'- 75.00 

Rp3},er, St. Luke's 270.00 

."^pyr-n Spring's, Holy Innocents'. 240.00 

Southport, St. Philin's 270.00 

VaiTfT.^nro, 6t. Pful's fiO.OO 

W.nshincrton, St. Peter's . 2,250 00 

Will amston, Advent 300. no 

V7lmi?nTton. Good Shepherd .... 300,00 

Wi Inning-ton, St. James' 10.950.00 

AVMmfn,!?ton. St. John's 2 475.00 

■^■■'i'minfTton, St. Mark's .' 210.00 

Wilmincrton, St. Paul's l,6S0.0n 

AVindsor, St. Thomas' 375.00 

V/intrin. St. John's 130.00 

Woodville, Grace Church 375.00 


.Abrslcie, St Thomas' 90.00 

Belhaven, St. Mary's 105.00 

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Edenton, St. John the Evangelist 

Eli!:abPth City, St. Philip's 

Fairfield, Al! Saints' 

Faison. St. Gabriel's 

Goldsboro, St. Andrews 

Kinston, St. Augustine's 

Lumberton, Trinity 

Morehead City, St. Andrew's.... 

North West, All Souls' 

Oriental, St. Thomas' 

Pikeville, St. G orge's 

R'/xobel, St. Mark's 

Sladesville, St. John's 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas' 

Sunbury .St. Peter's , 

.Swan Qi/arter, Calvary 

Trenton. Grace Church 

War.";aw, Calvary 

Washington, St. Paul'.s 

WhitevilJe, Grace Church 

M^interville, St. Lukes 

Wrightsvile, St. Andrew's 

Yeatepville, St. Matthew's 


Aurora, St. Jude's 

Avoca, Holy Innocents'' 

Beaufort, St. Clement's 

Camden, St. Joseph's 

Greenville, St. Andre'vv's 

Haddock's Cross Roads, 

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Roper, St. Ann'Ji 

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1.f t- ^tni'tljat- l|tarftf)say- comr IRmzii? 


"For loA'e of us He came, 
the Lord of glory ; 

For love of us He died, 

the cross He bore ; 

For love of us He rose, O won- 
drous story, 

That we might live with Him 

This the blest bond that binds us 
to Ffis service, 

And this the morning of our 

March-April, 1933 







As you know, the Dioce&e of East Carolina will 
observe the fiftieth anniversary of its organization, 
at the time of its Annual Convention in Christ 
Church, New Bern, next month. Some of us who 
are impresed with the feeling that suitable recogni- 
tion of this event should be arranged for, think that 
it would be very appropriate to place in Christ 
Church, as the gift of the Diocese, a suitable bronze 
tablet to commemorate the Organization of the Dio- 
cese and its Fifty Years of achievement. 

An inscription for such a tablet has been sug- 
gested. This suggestion is nothing more than a 
suggestion to get the matter under way; and im- 
provements and amendments, which are no doubt 
desirable and likely to be made, will be gladly ac- 
cepted .and can easily be made until the design of 
the tablet has been decided upon. The tentative 
wording of the inscription is as follows : 
In Commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary 
of the 
Organization of the Diocese of East Carolina 
i And with Reverent Gratitude for vVbun- 

i dant Blessings of Divine Mercy 

During Its Fifty Years of 
Life as a Diocese 
This tablet is placed in this Church by the 
At Its Fiftieth Annual Convention, 
May 17th, 1933. 
The matter of procuring such tablet has been 
taken up with Messrs Baum Sz Arnold, Artizans in 
Bronze, 440-2 West 42nd St., New York, who sug- 
gest a tablet size 20"x20". Their letter says "the 
price for this solid bronze finely finished tablet 
with the inscription thereon as per the letter sent us 
will cost $50.00 net." 

If some ten of the larger parishes will contribute 
$5.00 each, the necessary amount will be raised. 
Additional contributions, perhaps of smaller 
amounts, will probably be gladly given. In ad- 
dition to a general appeal through the Mission 
Herald, I am sending this letter to Rectors of 
several Churches of the Diocese, asking their as- 

AVil! vou not give me, at your earliest con- 
venience, your ideas on this subject. Financial 
assistance is also earnestly requested. 
With kindest regards and best wishes, 
]\lost sincerelv and fraternally yours, 
B. F. nUSKE, 

For Committee. 

We the members of our League are very proud of 
ourselves. We organized two years ago with four- 
teen members. We h,ave had several to move 
away, some to leave for college, yet we have fifty- 
one active members. We hold our weekly meet- 
ings on Wednesday nights at 7 :30 at the Church. 

In January we gave a play and raised $22.00 for 
the Parish House. Occasionally we sell cakes and 
candy from which we often clear two or three dol- 
lars. Our aim now is to build a parish house soon. 
Then we are going to g'ive some or all Leagues a 
(TIGHT Race). 

In February the Y. P. S. L. members in New 
Bern invited our League down for supper. After we 
had been served to a delicious supper they showed 
the picture of China which was very interesting. 

In December we organized a vested choir. Since! 
we only have service once a month other Churches 
invite us to sing for them. We are alway ; glad tol 
help others. 

During Lent we are holding Special Lenten Pro- 
grams. Each member is working har'd to win the] 
.Scholarship to Camp Leach through the Ten Point! 
Standard Chart, we are also expecting over fifty 
per cent to take the Bishop's Test. 

We wish to extend a special invitation to any of 
imr members or anybody to visit our meetings any 
time. We will be ^-'lOTe tl^an Ldad to have you come. 


Y. P. S. L. Produce Pageant 

At the request of Miss Mary Roberts, the Custo- 
dian of the United Thank Offering, the Young Peo- 
ple of Christ Church produced for the Auxiliary, al 
beautiful and symbolic pageant entitled "The Spirit! 
of the United Thank Offering". The stage in the 
Parish House had been arranged so that a formal] 
and churchly background added much to the sym- 
jiolic figures who made up the pageant. The Spirit! 
nf the United Thank Offering was seated in a for-j 
mal high back chair and summon d her Hand-maids 
of Thankfulness, w^ho marched in to the stately] 
tread of the March of the Priests until all were as- 
sembled and then came the representatives of the! 
different classes of work that are supported by the] 
Thank Offering. The dignity and reverence of the] 
young people added greatly to the effect. The Pa-| 
geant was preceded by a worship service led by the* 

The Thank Offering service was held in Christ! 
Church on Saturday morning i\Iarch 25th, at which 
time the Spring offering was presented. 


The Mission Herald 





Our peO|Tle generally are becoming much inter- 
ested in our plans for the P^iftieth Annual Conven- 
tion of our Diocese and I wish to begin and to end 
this letter by emphasizing the great importance and 
spiritual significance of this golden anniversary in 
the life of East Caroilina. 

The Convention will meet in Christ Church, New 
Tern, (where the diocese was founded fifty years 
ago) on May 17th and 18th, and I am urging every 
parish and mission to send their full quota of dele- 
gates and I trust that no parish or mission will fail 
to send at least one delegate. The Convention 
promises to be inspiring and interesting and I be- 
lieve that, in many ways, it will mark a milestone 
from which our beloved diocese will move forward 
to new and larger fields of service. 

I will have more to say about this before I close 
this letter. 

On Wednesday, March 1st, I spent a very pleas- 
ant evening in Whiteville, beginning with a dinner 
given me by the men of the congregation of Grace 
Church. It was a delightful occasion and I enjoy- 
ed the friendly fellow"ship with that fine group of 
interested laymen. 

At 7 :30 that evening, I baptized three persons, 
preached and confirmed seven persons, presented 
by Mr. Frederick A. Turner in Grace Church. Mr. 
Turner, with the loyal cooperation of the members 
of the Mission, has accomplished much since he has 
betn in Whiteville, and the promise for future 
growth and development is most hopeful. 

On Sunday, the 5th, at 11 A. M., I preached, con- 
firmed three persons, presented by the Rev. George 
S. Gresham and celebrated Holy Communion in 
St. Stephen's Churdh, Goldsboro. 

In the afternoon, I preached and confirmed two 
persons, presented by the Rev. James E. Holder, 
in St. Andrew's Church, Goldsboro. 

At night I preached in St. George's Church, Pike- 

On Wednesday, the 8th, at 8 P. M... I conducted 
service and preached in Calvary Church, Tarboro 
in the absence of my good friend the Rector, \vho 
has been forced to take a much needed rest. 

On Thursday, the 9th, at 7 :30 P. M., T preached at 
a special Lenten service in my old parish. Si. Paul's 
in Newport News, Va. 

On Sunday, the 12th, at 11 A. M., I preached and 
confirmed s'ix persons presented by the Rev. R. F. 

Huske, D. D., in St. Mary's Church, Kinston. 

In the afternoon I preached and confirmed six 
persons, presented by the Rev. James E. Holder in 
St. Augustine's, Kinston. 

At night I preached and confirmed seven persons, 
presented by the Rev. B. F. Huske, D. D., in 
Christ Church, East Kinston. 

On Tuesday, the 14th, I attended a meeting of 
the Diocesan Planning Commission in St. James' 
Parish House, Wilmington. 

On Wednesday, the 15th, I preached at the Com- 
munity Lenten Service in Grace Church, Charleston, 
S. C. ' 

On Sunday, the 19th, at 11 A. M., I preached and 
confirmed two persons, presented by the Rev. Frank 
Bloxham, in St. Gabriel's Church, Faison. 

On the night of the 19th, I preached and con- 
firmed four persons, presented by the Rev. Frank 
Bloxham, in St. Paul's Church, Clinton. 

On Monday, the 20th, I made one of the addresses 
at a Mass Meeting and Pageant held under the aus- 
pices of t'he Diocesan L'uited Thank Offering Cus- 
todian in St. James' Parish House, Wilmington. 

On Wednesday, the 22nd, at 8 P. M., I preached 
at a special Lenten service in St. John's Church, 
Fayetteville, and addressed a congregational meet- 
ing after the service. 

On Friday, the 24th, at 8 A. M., I made the ad- 
dress at a Community Lenten Service in St. Paul's 
Lutheran Church, Wilmington. 

On Sunday, the 26th, I preached in .St. Peter's 
Church. Washington at 11 A. M. and 7:30 P. M., 
confirming eighteen persons, presented by the Rev. 
Stephen Gardner at the evening service. 

On the afternoon of the 26th, I preached and 
confirmed six persons, presented by the Rev. J. O. 
l'>eckwith, Jr., in Trinity Church, Chocowinity. 

This letter is being written in New York, where 
I am preaching at the Lenten Noon-day Services 
in Grace Church. I will return to the diocese in 
time to fill my appointments in St. Paul's Church. 
Beaufort, on Sunday, April 2nd. 

* ;|; =|: * * * * * 

In closing may I ask for your prayers for the dio- 
cese in this critical period. We are facing great 
opportunities for service, but we are also confront- 
ed with the possibility of serious curtailment of 
our missionary activities. It is a time when every 
loyal member O'f the Church must rally to the col- 
ors. A time when at w^hatever cost in personal 
sacrifice and self denying generosity, we must not 
onlv hold, but advance the line. 


Honestly and faithfully doing our part, God will 
give the increase. Working with Him, we will 
win the victory. 

May our fiftieth anniversary be a time of con- 
secration and renewal. A time when as Bishop, 
clergy and people we may rededicate ourselves to 
the great cause committed to our hands. 

Faithfully and affectionately, 
,: Your friend and Bishop, 





;■■•>' - District Divisions 

District I — New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, 
Pender, Sampson, Bladen, Robeson, Hoke 
and Cumberland Counties. 
District H — Duplin, Onsl'ow, Carteret, Pamlico, 
Craven, Jones, Lenoir, Wayne and Green 
District HI — Pitt, Beaufort, Hyde, Dare, Tyrrell, 

Washington and Martin Counties. 
District IV — Bertie, Hertford, Gates, Chowan, Per- 
quimans, Pasquotank, Camden and Curri- 
tuck Counties. 

Date and Place of Meeting. 
Aiay 6th, District I, Whiteville, X. C, Rosalie 
McNeill, Chairman. 

May 13th, District II, Seven Springs, N. C, 
Gerard Hardy, Chairman. 

May 20th, District III, Farmville, N. C, Mary 
Tankard, Chairman. - ■ 

May 27th. District IV, Edenton, N. C, William 
White, Chairman. 


10:30 — Beginning of meeting, District Chairman 

• • Opening Worship Service conducted by a 
League in District. 

i ^ Address of Welcome by President of local 


'■ Address by District Chairman. 

i Roll Call of Parishes and Missions and Re- 

• ports. 

i^ Appointment of Nominating Committee. 

Debate conducted by two Leagues in Dis- 

Closing Worship Service conducted by Lea- 
gue in District. 
1 :00 — -Luncheon. 

1 :45 — Continuation of meeting. District Chairman 

Report of Nominating Committee and Elec- 
tion of Chairman. 
Question Box. 

Presentation of Camp Leach : 
Dramatization by a League in District. 
Talk by a member of the Camp Committee. 
Distribution of Camp Posters and Pamphlets 
3.00 — Adjournment. 
We held the first of our series of young people's 
District Meetings in the spring of 1931, and about 
110 League members attended. Last spring we 
more than doubled this number, reaching 250 of our 
young people, not only those who were connected 
with some organized League, but also a few from 
Parishes in the Diocese where there are not enough 
young people to form a League. These are the 
young people we are especially anxious to reach 
through our District Meetings. We want to make 
them feel that they are a very important part of our 
Diocesan League organization even if there is no 
local League for them to affiliate themselves with. 
We hope that this notice will be read by many of 
our "Bishop's Leaguers" as we have decided to call 
yon, and that you will accept this as a personal in- 
vitation to attend the meeting in the District which 
includes your county. Let us try this spring to in- 
crease our attendance to 500, thus doubling the 
number we reached last year. 

We are again asking each person attending these 
meetings to bring his lunch with him, and upon 
arrival, to give it to the committee in charge of the 
luncheon arangements. 

Lach League is asked to send a representative 
who will be able to give a good VERBAL report 
of some of the most worthwhile things accomplish- 
ed by the League since the Convention. No re- 
ports must be read, as they are so much more inter- 
esting when given in one's own words. 

Remember that these meetings are for ALL 
young ])eople betwen the ages of fourteen and 
twenty-four, whether League members or not. 


We are very sorry to announce that because of 
illness, Mrs. H. M. Bonner, our Diocesan Christ- 
mas Box Secretary, has had to give up the work. 
We are very fortunate in securing for our new 
Secretary, Mrs. A. T. St. Amand of St. Paul's 
Church, Wilmington. 

The President of the Woman's Auxiliary of the 
Diocese has announced that Mrs. S. C. Sitterson, 
500 Mitchell Street, Kinston. has accepted her ap- 
pomtmentas Chairman of the Department of Christ-' 
ian Social Service of the Woman's Auxil'ary. 



|. Dear League Member: 

' You cannot possibly know how glad I am to be 

back in the Diocese once more, and to be working 
with you again! I have been away all this past 
fall and winter studying in New York, where I have 
just completed my M. A. degree in Religious Edu- 
cation, which I hope will mean that I shall be of 
greater service to you in our work together here 
in the D'iocese of East Carolina, because I have 
learned a great deal more about young people's 
work while 1 was away, of what other groups of 
young people are doing, etc. 

I have been reading the reports of your activities 
as they have appeared each month in the Mission 
Herald, and I am proiid of the progress you have 
been making. We want to keep on improving un- 
til we represent here in East Carolina the very finest 
type of young people's work in the whole province 
of Sewanee. Did you know that we were given 
first place ribbon at the Sewanee Conference last 
summer on the exhibit of our Y. P. S. L. work? 
And we can do it again this year too, if we all do 
our best, which I am sure you have been doing this 
whole year. 

I want to remind you of the fact that !\Iay the 
first is an important one in our League program, 
one that you must keep in mind during the next few- 
weeks. On that date all the paoers on the Bishop's 
Test must be in my hands. Xo paper sent in after 
that date will be counted. You will remember that 
at least fifty per cent of the members of your League 
must take this test if you would be a Standard 
Ltague. Besides, as you also know, scholarships 
to Camp Leach are awarded for the three best 
pa oers, a full scholarship to the individual sending 
in the very best paper, and a half scholarship each 
to those submitting the second and third best 
pa'^ers. Be sui-e and write your name, age and the 
parish >x>u are a member of, at the head of your 
])aTer. No one under fourteen years of age is 
eligible. H you have not received a copy of the 
test, please communicate with me about it right 

By May the firsit also, all posters, notebooks, etc., 
regarding our work in the League or the Sunday 
School must be sent in to me. Two scholarsrips 
to Camp Leach will be awarded for this exhibit 
material, one to the parish sending in the most ma- 
terial, and one to the individual submitting the best 
and most original poster, note book or any other 
kind of material which would be good for exhibit 
purposes. Here are soime suggestions of things 
vou might like to make a poster or ndte book about : 
1 — The Five Fields of Service (or any single one 

of these fields.) 
2 — The Four Ideals — Worship, Service, Study, Fel- 
lowship (or any single one of these features of 
our program.) 
3 — The Ten Point Standard. 
4-The Bishop's Test. 

5 — District Meetings and Convention of Y. P. S. L. 
6 — Map of the Diocese. 
7 — Christmas Box Project. 
8 — Lenten Offering Projects. 
9 — Birthday Thank Offering Project. 
10 — Missions Study — China or the American Indian. 
11 — Camp Leach. 
12 — Sunday School Note-Books, etc. 

Please remiember also that by the first of May 
you are to send in to your Diocesan Secretary the 
name of your League's Diocesan Representative 
'for the year 1933-1934, also the names of the new- 
officers you may have recently e'lected. 

In another part of this issue of the Mission 
Herald you will find a notice about our Distric'l; 
Meetings. Be sure and read this carefully and 
make your plans to attend the meeting which will 
be held in your own District. You will also find 
a notice in this issue regarding Camp Leach, the 
dates for the dift'erent camps, the directors, etc. 
We hope to be able to give you further information 
about the camps at our District Meetings. I am 
looking forward to seeing each one of you again 
at these meetings. 

With all good wishes for you in the furtherance 
of our League work, I am 

Your sincere friend, 


The head of the Associated Charities in A\'ashing- 
ton. N. C, has called attention to a very fine piece 
of Social Service work being done in that town by 
Rev. J. B. Brown, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal 
(Church, Colored, among his own race in which he 
is ably assisted by his wife, Rhoena Brown. 

Rev. Brown reports each morning at the ofiice 
of .Associated Charities and under the supervision 
of the local head, he distributes material and cloth- 
ing, investigates cases, fills out case cards, carries 
supplies to the sick and aged. When his pastoral 
duties demand his attention, his wife Rhoena takes 
his place in the office. With the help of these two 
intelligent and self-sacrificing persons the work 
among the needy colored people of Washington has 
been done effectively and much suffering prevented. 
Rev. Brown and his wife give their services, they 
receive no remuneration. 





I]. P. S. L. 

SOTHERN HATCHELL, Publicity Chairman 


Section I — The Church 

A^-Who founded the Christian Church? 
B — Upon whom was the church founded? 
C — 'What is the earliest Creed called? 
D — What is the Church called in the Creed? 
jj — Have we another Creed? If so, give name. . 
F— What do we mean by the Anglican Communion? 
G— What do we mean by Holy Orders? 
H-— Name the three orders we have in our Church. 
I — Give the name of our Church in this country. 
Section II — Sacraments. 

A — What is a Sacrament? 

R — What are the two Sacraments generally neces- 
sary to salvation? 
C — Give two other names for the Lord's Supper. 
D— What does Eucharist mean? 
E — What two orders of the ministry in our Church 

are permitted to conduct the service of Holy 

F — Give the so called Lesser Sacraments. 
Section III — The Christian Year. 
A — What is the beginning of the church year called 

and what is the meaning of the word? 
B — Name the other seasons of the chuurch year 

and state briefly the meaning of each. 
C— What day is called the Birthday of the Church? 


Section IV — American Church History to 
Revolutionary War. 

A — \Aniere and when was the first service in Eng- 
lish held in this country? 
B — Where and when was the first Baptism of an 

English Child? 
C~Where and when was the first recorded Com- 
munion service by a clergyman of the Church 
of England? 
D — What effect did the Revolutionary War have 
upon the Episcopal Church (then known as the 
Church of England) in this country? 
E — Give the names of three revolutionary leaders 
who were members of the Episcopal Church. 
Section V— The National Church. 
A^Who was the first Bishop of \hi American Epis- 
copal Church, when and where was he consecrated^ 
B — When and where did the first General Con\en- 
tion of ibe Church meet? : 

C— W'licn i\.VA\ by whom uorc ihe next two l^ishops 

consecrated? Give their nam ^3 and dioceses. 
D — ])u\ a division occur between the Episcopal 
'■'hiirrh in the North and Soutli dun ig the War be- 
tween the States? 

E — Give a brief statement of the present organiza- 
tion of the Church including name of the Presiding 

F — Give the names of the countries throughout the 
world in which the Protestant Episcopal Church is 

G — Quote our Lord's Commission to His Church be- 
fore he ascended into heaven. 

The Bishop's Test may be taken by any young 
people in the Diocese, between the ages of fourteen 
and twenty-five, whether they belong to a League 
or not. The boy or girl sending in the very best 
paper will receive a scholarship to the Senior Camp 
at Camp J^each. 

According to the Ten Point Standard at least 
50% of the imem'bership of each League should take 
this Test and send in their papers to Miss Cornelia 
Van B. Harriss, 12.5 South Fifth Street, Wilming- 
ton, N. C, not later than May 1st, 1933. 

A scholarship to Camp I^each is to be given to the 
young person sending in the best poster or other 
pieces of exhibit work and also the League or Par- 
ish sending in the most exhibit work. In addition 
to working for these two scholarships you wil'l 
help East Carolina place a fine Diocesan display at 
Se'wanee this summer. 


Since we have divided our League into six groups 
each with a chairman and counsellor (to act in an 
advisory way,) we have done the finest work in the 
history of its organization. For now every member 
is given the opportunity to serve, and to serve in 
more than one capacity as the groups are changed 
several times during the year. 

Because of the unusual times through which we 
are passing, we are emphasizing especially the wel- 
fare work, not only appeasing hunger but by fre- 
quent visits trying to encourage and to cheer. 

The theme for our program is finding the par- 
ticular spot or niche into which each boy or girl 
might fit in this life of ours, and regardless whether 
we are artists, preachers, lawyers or doctors or only 
every day folks to use our gifts in His service as 
best we may serve our brother m^n. We have 
had prominent speakers in the various professions 
to come before us and tell us just' why they have 
chosen this particular calling and of the opportu- 
nities which have been given them to serve human- 

The year's outstanding feature has i^een that of 


the Church Service which we attend in a body once 
a month and which is devoted entirely to young 
people including the a'ddress of the rector. These 
talks have been exceptionally fine, Dr. Milton using 
as his subjects: Perils and Opportunities of Youth; 
Standards — ^by which we may stand or which if we 
break erecting in their place something finer; An 
All Round Christian Life— how to determine be- 
tween right and wrong by letting our conscience be 
our guide, the conscience of our better self. 

We have been unusually honored in having Dr. 
Milton entrust us with the Every Member Visita- 
tion, which is to take place on March 19. By 
means of several lectures he is preparing us to 
answer such questions as, '"Why should we give 
to Missions?" and "How will the money be used?'' 
as no doubt will be put to us on this canvass. 

■He is answering these questions under the four 
following heatings : Because our Lord has command- 
ed "That ye shall be witnesses unto me, unto the 
uttermost parts of the earth;'' because of loyalty to 
the Church ; because there should be a spirit of re- 
ciprocity, that as products of that great missionary 
St. Paul 'who came out of the East and gave light to 
us the West ; and fourth and last because of that 
love, not the love of a fervent romance, nor of a 
congenial friendship, but that love that stretches 
out its arms to all, loving even the unlovable. 

W'e are indeed glad to see St. James' res )ond to 
the call of the Mission Herald. For some time 
we have all been wondering what this large, fine 
League has been doing in the way of service and 
social activities. In this month's issue we find 
St. lames" re;:>resented by a very interesting article 
on service and programs. Keep up the good work 
St. lames'. 

fifteen members present including all the officers 
of the League. 


The Young People's Service I<cague of Holy In- 
r.orents" held its regular executive meeting Satur- 
day night, February 4, at the home of Bertha Mae 
Newman. The meeting was called to order by the 
President, Gerard Hardy. Reports were then 
heard from the chairmen of the various committees. 
The Chairman of the Service Committee reported 
that a basket of fruit, a letter and some flowers ha<l 
been sent to one of the members who had been very 
ill. Flowers were also sent to a sick member of 
the Simday School. A report from the Finance 
Committee revealed that the League members were 
in excellent standing as to their dues. The Pro- 
gram Chairman stated that the programs planned 
for the month had met with great success and everv 
member graciously responding when called upon 
to take part. Following this report the meeting 
was closed in the usual manner. There were aliout 


On Tuesday night, February 21st, at 6 :30 p. m., 
St. John's Service League presented its feature of 
the year, in the way of social activities — a Cabaret 
Supper, which was attended by well over eighty- 
five people. The supper was marked by the beau- 
tiful decorations, music, and six acts of super enter- 
tainment arranged by the League and composed 
of outside artists. This supper is an event each 
year, that the people of St. John's Church look 
forward to with a great deal of pleasure. 

The proceeds from this entertainment will go 
into the fund provided by the League to send 
its members to Camp Leach this summer. 


I hear the tramp of weary feet 

Of those who look for work 
Along their lonely way they keep 

While fears around them lurk. 

I hear the sigh of broken hearts 

Of those who've sought in vain • ,■ 

Returning to the city's park .. 

To sleep and ease their pain. 

Thank God for parks and places where ' 

The men may rest awhile 
It seems that someho'w love is there ■'■'■ - ■■''^' 

To give a tender smile. 

I pray for them O God today ' " ' 

Who seem to feel so low 
Come near and bless them as I pray 

Because they need Thee so. 


Thompson Orphanage Receives Presents of Food 

Every now and then, some good friend sends us 
a portion of his surplus supply of meat or fruit or 
vegetables and we are very glad to receive any- 
thing of the sort at any time. Recently a very 
good friend who has a farm in the eastern part of 
the state sent us a quantity of ham and sausage and 
lard, saying that he wanted to share with us his 
surplus supply. Perhaps there are others who have 
a surplus of meat or vegetables who could, and who 
■would like to help us out in this period of hard 


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Opon the dark ttjorld tohich surrounds 
us there shines, this faster Daji, 
a glorious and a transforming light. It 
streams through the open door of a tomb. 
It centers upon a deathless figure tahich 
looalked in 5^oseph's quiet garden at the 
datoning of the dag. 

Trulji, **the darkness is past, and 
true light noto shineth." 311 praise and 
glorg to I^im bg ttihose Dictorg otier death 
tsae too become tiictoriousi JWag toe liioe 
hopefullj), confidentljj, and courageouslg in 
that neto toorld of hope and promise tohich 
lies about us, repealed in the light of I^is 
easter morning. james Bt^oif pcrrp. 


The interesting thing is to observe that a serious 
and sincere effort has been made to bring the liturgy 
in line with contemporary thought and feeling. 
There is even an evident infusion of pacificism, 
something almost unheard of hitherto in the Eoisco- 
pal Cnuircli. The phrase "Clirists" Cl)urch militant" 

has become "Christ's Church". The "Prayer for 
Malefactors" which defaced the old ritual is gone, 
and a much finer Prayer for Prisoners has taken its' 
place. Judge of my delighted amazement to find, 
among many new prayers inserted, stich surprising 
generosities as supplications For Social Justice, For 
Every Man in His Work, and For the Family of 
Nations. One begins to rub one's eyes and believe 
we are making progress. Here we have the Church 
explicitly mentioning "workmen" an'd "employers' 
in a Prayer for Faithfulness in the Use of This 
World's Goods, and stating some fundamental prin- 
ciples of industrial decency in good round terms. I 
like too the Prayer "For all Poor, Homeless and 
Neglected Folk". I should like to know who wrote 
these new prayers that have been added; he is a 
good man. And by some miracle of sensibility he 
has i^reserved the fine naive simplicity of the old 
rubrics. Greatly I like the little section of prayers 
to be used in Families, with the ins-truction, "The 
Family being together, a little before bed-time " 

In many ways this new Prayer Book shows itself 
as a sociological document. Among the new spec- 
ial ])leadings it is interesting to find one for a State 
Legislature, one for Courts of Justice, one for Our 
Country ("Bless our land with honorable industry, 
sound learning, and pure manners.") Not least 
striking is the fact that the congregation's self-iden- 
tification as "Miserable sinners" has been removed 
from the Litany; which has been sensi'bly purged 
in several places. Two extremely interesting minu- 
tiae are that the phrase, "peril of childbirth", has 
been reduced simply to childbirth, and "travel by 
land or water" ndw becomes "travel by land, by 
water, or by air." Also the Thanksgiving for a 
Safe Return from Sea, is now for a Safe Return 
from a Journey, which is less invidious. 

Aye indeed ! So it is not without emotion that yoii 
may see this old and precious anthology of human 
need renewing itself for human use and comfort. 
Certainly it is one of the most affecting and majestic 
of the works of man's spirit, immortalized by the 
tears and raptures of innumerable solitudes. It has 
lightened many darknesses. In this season when 
darkness is long it shines with the humble glamor 
of a Christmas tree. Perhaps it is not amiss to 
suggest it as the perfect gift. "Then in thy mercy 
grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace 

We could not publish The Mission Herald in 
March on account of the Bank Holiday, and other 
conditions in the l^iocese. We hope that our friends 
will make it possible for the paoer to continue by 
renewing their subscriiitions and by asking others 
to suhSv-ribe. 


General Church 

Bv Rev. William H. Milton. D. D 

•yniS CHEERING NOTE comes to us from 

the Presiding Bishop on his way to the 

Orient : 

"This is a time for iis to look beyond the financial 
problems absorbing' our attention and to see their 
spiritual implications. The outcome of our present 
effort must be found in a full realization and faith- 
ful administration of our Christian heritage. We 
are heirs to a Kingdom, witnesses to One Whose 
power is supreme. It is He to Whom mankind at 
last shall turn. Under the stress of material want 
the souls of men are growing conscious of a great 
need which only Christ can satisfy; the fear which 
has clutched men's hearts can be dispelled only by 
the confidence which faith in Christ inspires ; among 
the ruins of human institutions the Church of Christ 
shall stand impregnable, the enduring hope of the 

A ND THIS COMES from the Orient itself in 
answer to the question with which it begins. 
And we can find a plenty of like answers from our 
workers right here in East Carolina : 
J "Do reduced appropriations really mean distress 
for our missions?" Doubtless that question is asked 
in good faith by some of those who read the an- 
nouncement of drastic cuts made in the appropria- 
tion schedules for 1932 and 1933. A letter has come 
from Frances E. Bartter in charge of our settlement 
house and school for girts at Zamboanga in the 
Philippine Islands. This work is practically the only 
direct work our Church is carrying on among the 
Mohammedan people. She says: "I cannot tell 
you how difficult it is to keep going. I am simply 
distracted at the end of every month in fear of not 
being able to pay my bills and so bring disgrace on 
the mission. Bishop Mosher said when he was here, 
'You must cut down. Send some of the girls home.' 
But how can we do that? Where shall I begin?" 
What troubles Miss Bartter is not the reduction in 
her own salary, but the reduction in the amount 
originally appropriated for her school of 145 girls 
and the wor'k on behalf of the Moro women. This 
amounts for the year 1933, to $275. 


TJERE ARE SOME silver linings to our clouds 
of depression : 

More confirmations than in any previous year 
for at least a 'decade are reported froim West Texas 
for 1932. 

In the district of Anking, China, Bishop Hunting- 
ton confirmed 231 last year, the most for any year 
to date. 

Kansas had the largest number of confirmations 
last year of any year but one ; 537 in 1932, 577 in 
1927. Bishop Wise writes that in the past five-year 
period confirmations in Kansas and in Colorado in- 
creased 7.1 per cent. Four domestic missionary 
districts, he says, had a still larger increase ; Salina, 
7.2; Eastern Oregon, 7.4; New Mexico, 7.5; Spo- 
kane, 7.7 ; Western Nebraska, 8.2. The increase for 
the whole Church was 5.4. And no diocese east of 
the Missouri River Bishop Wise says, showed an 
increase equal to 7 per cent. 

Bishop Remington reports from Eastern Oregon 
that confirmations in that missionary district were 
more numerous in 1932 than in any other year ex- 
cept 1926. He says : ''Whenever there has been 
a MISSIONARY fully awake to the lessons of the 
times, to a spiritual interpretation of social and eco- 
nomic adjustments, there we have seen an increase 
in Church attendance, quickened attention to vital 
questions, and a real eagerness to know what the 
Church had to say about conditions facing humani- 
ty, and what remedies it had to suggest." 

W/E SHOULD READ, mark, learn and inward- 
ly digest the following, after we have done 
what we can to meet the needs of the Church's 
Missions : 

We find with sincere regret some of our most faith- 
ful Church people are staying away from Church 
seiwices because of their inability to maintain a 
pledge. The most valuable pledge a communicant 
can make today is one of a regular attendance. No- 
thing will inspire the workers more than a full 
Church, and nothing can mean more to us as indi- 
viduals in our time of adversity, than the comfort 
afforded in the service of the Church.— Western Ne- 
braska Churchman. 



Reports of Convention of 1883 



We have been repeatedly asked that question 
concerning" the convention at New Berne. 

Was there ever a better one? It was largely at- 
tended by both clergy and laity. The members all 
seemed to be full of what they went to do. They at- 
tended the sessions with unusual regularity. All 
questions which required discussion were patiently, 
respectfully and withall, tho-roughly discussed. One 
could see with what reverence the matter of the 
Bishop's election was alluded to whenever it came to 
surface. And when the time for the election came, 
everything was done quietly and devoutly. Nothing- 
could be more respectful than the allusions by the 
laity to the Nominee of the clergy, even in those who 
felt called upon to mention the single objection to 
him — that of his age. When the election was made 
unanimous, Col. Burr, of St. James' parish, W^il- 
mington, delivered an address as feeling and touch- 
ing as anything could be. The response of the 
Bishop of North Carolina was in capital taste and 
affecting language, and when the liishop-elect came 
in to signify what course he would take, every one 
saw how full he was, how awed and subdued by the 
message the convention had sent him, from a full 
heart, though a brave one, and given to the church 
for her service in unshrinking faith in her Lord and 

A't the missionary meeting there seemed unusual 
interest. The addresses for the most part were full 
of life and ardor and the congregation listened at- 
tentively and gave liberally. 

Tlic music was very a])propriatc throughout. 
There were some excellent voices in Christ Church 
Choir, and out of it too. "down below," and the se- 
lections were tasteful, such as to give due dignity 
to the occasion. 

And what more could any place do than did New 
Berne in the way of hospitality, to make everything 
agreeable to the convention guests? 

It was such a nice occasion in every way, that 
each one must have been lifted u]) and fortified, and 
sharpened for the days to come. 


Thursday, r)eceml)er BUli, at 7. 30 o'clock p. m., 
tlie Convention met in Christ Church to discuss, 
through chosen speakers, the great cpiestii^n of 

Tlie Ilishop of X'orlli Clarolina, the I'.ishon-elect oF 

East Carolina, and the Rev. Nathaniel Harding par- 
ticij)ated in the service. 

The 126 Hymn was sung. 

The ISishop, in a few pertinent remarks, stated 
the purpose of the meeting, that it was one that 
should engage the full attention of this Convention 
and this Church. The new diocese had that day, 
he reminded them, chosen a worthy leader. There 
laid before him. as he and they well knew, a large 
amount of work to l)e done. There were peopfe, 
not a few withm tliis diocese, to whom the Church 
was unknown, and if she meant to do her duty she 
oug-ht to know and admit tiie necessity of helping, 
m every possible way, tlie man the Convention had 
cliosen for their Hishoji. No matter how true and 
laborious he might be of himself, the Church could 
not reap the fruit of hi.s fidelity, un'les her members 
help him to sow and to water, like true husband- 
men and laborers. The Bishop then announced 
tliat the Fev. Dr. Watson, the Bishop elect of East 
Carolina, he ti'usUd would speak to the congrega- 

i)r. Watson said he wouhl speak but briefly. 
There was, it should not be forg-otten, he said, a 
resi)onsibility assumed by the brethren and him- 
self that day for \\diich tlicy would be compelled to 
give an account of in tlie last great DAY. It was 
a burden laid jointly upon the shoulders of the 
Convention and his own, which none shouild forget 
was to be borne, if not tog-ether, by mutual agree- 
ment and f(trce, then imi^erfectly and ineffectually: 
neither could do without the other, and all needed 
to work heartily. Dy our will, by action heartily 
concurrent. the weight of the great burden mus* 
he carried l)et\\een them and then no fears need 
chmd tlieii- pathway. I'.y deliberate action that 
|)ortion of the state had lieen detached from the 
other and made a new jurisdiction in the Church. 
It was s^omething that long- had been talked of 
and long desired. In realizing their hopes they ha ' 
assumed new and distinct responsibilities. It was 
God's work: in Cod's fear let it be done; let us see 
that not in \ain ha\-e we asked Him for His dIcs- 
ing and not in \ain shall it hax'e been given to us. 
He would affectionately remind his jjrethren of the 
laity tliat t[ie\- nui^t I/e the base of the ])yramid 
which now they aH Uitant to build; with and upon 
tliem the structure was to be erected and he exhort 
ed them to act worthily of their honored station in 
the Churcli. What was to be done was the sum of 
the mnlual responsiliilitics and labors of all orders 



of the Church among them. The speaker alluded 
in forcible, yet gentle terms, to the full mission be- 
fore the new diocese. Great is the extent of the 
field. God had given them the world and in one 
sense the world was now before him and his breth- 
ren in this diocese, to subdue and win to Christ. No 
man must stay his hand from doing in this great 
vmdertaking. Let each one do all in his power and 
wisely exercise his gifts. To clear up the way we 
must pay special attention to our vast wants as a 
missionary btxly. These wants must be met by a 
comparitively small force and it will require a sym- 
pathetic zeal. But God is at our head and He will 
guide and help us if we lean on Him. Governed 
'by right motives and putting aside all thought of 
self, and lifting up our eyes unto the hills from 
whence cometh our help, we can and will succeed, 
and in doing so vindicate our action, in persistently 
asking for this venture, in the face of the Church at 
large. We must remind ourselves that the Lord 
hath granted us our heart's desire and then devoutly 
reflect upon the searching response and what shall 
we give un'to the Lord for all the good that He 
hath done unto us? Let us then run with patience 
this new race set before us, and may God send His 
Holy Spirit to show us and guide uS, help and bless 
us in our work. 

The next speaker was Col. J. G. Burr of Wilming- 
ton. In announcing him as the next speaker, the 
Bishop oliserved that it was appropiate that the 
laity should be heard from and expressed his grati- 
fication that reoresentatives of that order would 
address them this evening. 

Col. Burr began a most timely address by an al- 
lusion to the capture of a barbarian prince, who 
beine allowed to view in succession the most im- 
posing sights in 'the grand old Rome of the Classics, 
was asked by his captor what feature among all 
harl most impres^^ed h'im. "That I shotdd find 
mvself here," was the response. So am I struck 
said the speaker, with the fact that I should stand 
as I do this evening honored to speak l^efore this 
august assemldy and in this sacred place. 

After referring to the importance of the subject 
matter of the meeting. Col. P>urr went on to ask, in 
most impressive terms, do we comprehend and 
aoDprec'ate what Ave just now have been doing? 
We have called a missionary to take all burdens 
of leading Other missionaries whom we send to pre- 
pare a work whose accomplishment we can allow or 
disallow. By what right do we send out these no- 
ble, self-sacrificing men, and then refuse to close 
in about them with our ready help and with them 
ach'eve the great end of the Church's mission here? 
That is what we have been doing. He had ex- 
amined the report of the treasurer and he found 
20 or more had been put upon this missionary list 

among whom the largest amount received was $200, 
and some of them so little as $50. Think of it, 
dwell on it, digest it ! Look unto yourselves, your 
lives, your homes and see, scrupulously see, if there 
was not some comfort, yea even some luxury, which 
could be abandoned to the hdlp of these faithful 
la'borers who are over us in the Lord. The mis- 
sionary has a post of the highest honor and there- 
fore of the gravest responsibilities and the heaviest 
burdens. They should not, indeed, they could not 
be borne and carried alone. His work never dies. 
He thought somtime ago while standing by the 
ruins of an old temple, St. Phillip's, Brunswick 
County, of how the living work of the Gospel mes- 
senger outlived all materia! structures. The old 
church was a wreck. Except its ruins, everything 
had passed away. But the example, the teachings, 
the holy influence of this missionary were living 
things today in the descendants of those to whom 
long years ago, the faithful missionary uttered his 
heavenly message. He was sent and provided for 
by our Mother Church. Its zeal and money were 
not misplaced they are a living fact today. We 
are not s'low to honor men of exalted station in 
other spheres, but we do forget these toiling, faith- 
ful and often weary, and heavily laden ambassadors. 
We ought to sacrifice with them and for them. 
They do not complain, they do not ask us for our 
gifts, as a personal favor or claim, they are no men- 
dicant order in this land and Church. And it is not 
them, these earnest laborers, we owe, but the great 
God and Father of us all. who sends them to do 
His will and work, to do it for the straying and the 
lost, to do it for us. It is a debt we owe to Him 
and we ought to try the very best we can to dis- 
charge it. In doing it, we are in the highest and 
best sense laboring for others. That is well. For 
when death comes to us, and surely he does come to 
all, that which most will soothe us in Ilis prescence. 
is not what we have done for ourselves, but what 
we have done for others, and most of all for these 
humble ser\-ants of the Master whose we all are, 
and to whom we all would come at last. 


The Rev. Alfred Augustine \^'atson, D. D., who 
was elected on Thursday, December 13th, 1883, the 
first Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina, has 
spent nearly all of his life as a minister of the Holy 
Gospel in the Diocese of North Carolina. 

His biograjihy has been variously given. The 
simple facts are, that he was born in Brooklyn, N. 
Y., that he came, in early manhood to North Caro- 
lina, taught school here awhile, was ordained dea- 
con and ])riest here, was a chai)lain in the service of 
the Confederated States, ha^ held rectorships at 
Plvmouth, New Bern, and Wilmington. He is now 



sixty-five years of age well preserved, active, alert, 
and full of tact. 

However Dr. Wat'ion may supply or lack the 
qualifications usually tliought es.sential to the holy 
office of Bishop, it is the strong feeling, mainly, that 
he is specially fitted to lay the foundations of the 
new diocese that so promptly and heartily accom- 
plished his election. His stern consistency, his 
vigorous uncompromising pursuit of the right in 
everything, inspire in him the confidence of all who 
know him well. Nobody believes that Dr. Watson 
will, not do, but allow a wrong act. If he has of- 
fended any it is by fearlessly discharging what he 
conceived to be his duty. 

Dr. Watson's position as a man of learning will 
be a matter of credit to our new diocese. He is 
known familiarly throughout the Chtirch as one of 
the leaders in the Genera] Convention, and the post 
he has won and kept there is second to none in the 
House of Deputies, save that of the President. 

As a man of work, in its planning and execution, 
he has had entire success. He is systematic to per- 
fection. He does not spare himself as a laborer 
and a leader. He has a large knowledge of men 
and knows how to approach and handle them. His 
practical grasp of living questions, his readiness to 
respond to the growing needs of the Church give 
him additi'onal fitness for the position he has been 
chosen to fill. He believes thoroughly and loyally 
in the Church : in her rubrics and canons and con- 
sti'tution. Rut he is not behind any one, as it has 
been intimated in the pu'I:)lic prints, to catch the 
spirit of the age and make it bring tribute of beaut}' 
and zeal and new life to the Church if so be that her 
foundations remain sure and her doctrines inviolate. 
We do not believe that the Primary Convention 
of the Diocese of East Carolina coidd have done so 
well in electing any man. as in laying ihe burden 
of its foundat'O'^ upon Dr. Watson. 

^^'hoever does not agree with us. and of course 
there ar;> some, for all strong men deal lilows, some- 
times, and make wounds hard to hea'l ; but if there 
be any who think and feel not as we do. let love for 
the name of the dear old Church be a mantle as 
white as snow to hide all faults, to cure all bitter 
memories and to soothe and to dispel all heartburns, 
bringing peace and good will for His sake who is 
our Peace with God. 

We shall pray for this man; for at best a man 
only he is; we shal'l pray for him, that the Holy 
.Snirit may visit h'm, and endue him with every 
grace and gift necessary for the fulfilling of his aw- 
ful trust, aye. an awful trust it is ! God help him to 
keep it. God help us all to help him ! 

very, very nice time this editor did have during the 
convention the other day! He lived there once, 
was a member of the illustrious band presided 
over — nay bossed — by Father Forbes. A happy 
and jolly set we were, who composed the "cloister" 
in those days. Neither did a certain member there- 
of confine himself to "strictly business," but made 
an acquaintance now and then outside. It was 
pleasant to renew these, and to recall the old scenes 
and faces and live over, at least in a castle painted 
against the ^ky, the old life with its hopes and 

But lest we talk like an old man, and a senti- 
mental o'ld man at that, we will simply add our 
loving respects to the dear friends who made our 
sojourn at New Bern so very pleasant. 


(From tiie Church Messenger of February 7, 1884.) 

"Old St. Phillip's." Smithville. A correspondent 
writes us: A branch of the "Woman's Auxiliary to 
the Board of Missions" was organized since the 
setting off of the new Diocese — St. Phillip's. This 
is probably the first one organized since the set- 
ting oflt" of the new Diocese— East Carolina. It 
may be of interest to state that the proper name 
of this Parish is "Old St. Phillnp's." The first 
I'arish was organized about 1740 at Brunswick on 
the west bank of the Cape Fear, about fifteen miles 
from Wilmington. Parts of the church still stand. 
The remains of Gov. Smith who died in 1810 lie in 
the Church yard. The Parish was reorganized in 
1850 at Smithville. under the name of "Old St. 


Editor of Messenger Enjoys the Meeting 

New Bern is indeed a grand old place. What a 

Four camps will be operated at Camp Leach this 
summer, and the dates will be as follows- 
June 12th-June 25th— Senioi- Camp for Young Peo- 
ple (15-24 yrs.) Director, Rev. W. A. 

June 25th-Julv !»th— Junior Canri for boys (12. 13, 

and 14 yrs.) Director, Rev.— 
July *)th-July 23rd— -Junior Camp for Girls (12, 13, 

and 14 yrs.) Director, Miss Cornelia V^an 

B. Hariss. 
July 23rd-July 30th— Midget Camp for Boys and 

Girls (9. 10, and 11 yrs.) Director, Mr. 

James Beckwith. 
Within a few weeks camp posters, pamphlets and 
registration blanks Avill be ready for distribution, 
and will be sent to every Parish and -Mission in the 





In company with all of our Kinston people, St. 
Mary's feels it has suffered a great loss in the death 
of Mrs. Marguerite Walker Hines, wife of Harvey 
C. Hines of this city and Miami. Mrs. Hines was 
of most engaging personality, a favorite with all and 
"nice to everybody." A woman of means, she was 
a liberal contributor to her church, a friend to 
the friendless, giving much to charity in a most 
quiet way. In her death we mourn the passing of 
a sweet soul, an irreparable loss to s'ociety and to 
our church family. She was indeed a shining mark. 

We are glad to note that Rev. Will E. Cox is 
so much improved that he is now in North Carolina 
at Southern Pines. Mr. Cox was recently rector 
at Bisbee, Arizona. He was stricken in the chan- 
cel, while conducting a service and at first his life 
was despaired of. We congratulate him upon his 
improvement and hope for him many more years 
of haipiness and usefulness to his family and to 
his church. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Jeffries have received a letter 
from the dean of Oregon State College at Corvallis, 
congratulating them upon the scholastic attainments 
of their son P>oots (Hasseil.) The dean is educa- 
tional advisor of Boot's fraternity, the Alpha Tau 
Omega. This means that Boot's record at college 
is making them sit up and take notice, even at the 
National headquarters of the fraternity. 

Ti'mbo Jeffries was home on a visit a fortnight 
ago and had with him Mr. Dubose Eggleston, both 
at school at Sewanee. Timbo — Thomas to you — 
brought delegates of the Omicron Delta Kappa 
Convention holding its meeting with the Rho Circle 
at Duke. From Durham Timbo came on with his 
friend for a stay of several days at home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Flarry Armstead and children are 
back in town after a stay of several months in Tenn., 
where Mr. Armstead was on the tobacco market. 

Miss Helen Hodges Carrow, Miss Idaliza Dunn, 
J. T. Sutton, Jr., and Allan Bonner had a part in the 
Sunday School Conference held here. A good 
many of those taking part as leaders among the 
young people were Kinstton folks. 

At the Lenten services on Mondays and Fridays 
it is quite a treat to see the junior choir in their 
caps and black robes. The tots carry themselves 
with dignity, each with his book and it freshens the 
soul to see the sweet procession. Possibly the tini- 
est ones have their books wrong side up but what's 
a little thing like that? 

We hear from Dade City, Florida, of the flourish- 
ing state of the Young People's Service League un- 
der the direction of Mrs. Theodore Weyher. As 
one means of adding to their funds they are shipping 

out palm leaves for use on Palm Sunday and they 
are making the little crosses of palm leaves for that 
day. They wish to remind their N. C. friends and 
home folks that they are in the market when it 
comes time to order and please order from them 
both the palm leaves and the crosses. Mrs. Wey- 
her used to be Miss Mary Coivvell of Greenville and 
Theodore is one of the St. Mary's flock. 

St. Mary's had the pleasure of a visit from Miss 
Venetia Cox, returned missionary from China. Some 
of the Baptist ladies met with us at that meeting. 
Miss Cox spoke to a class of women at the Baptist 
Church the Sunday before. 

Ash Wednsday was a very full day with St. 
Mary's with morning, afternoon and eve- 
ning services. Rev. R. W. Patton met with the 
ladies in the afternoon and preached at night. He 
was accompanied by Rev. W. R. Noe. 

The Young People's Service League are spon- 
soring the Sunday evening services. Much talent 
has come to the choir through their efforts and an 
appreciable increase in attendance is noted. 

The various guilds of the Auxiliary are congratu- 
lating themselves that the study class this Lenten 
season will be led by Miss Steva Dodson. China 
is the subject studied an'd Miss Dodson is well in- 
formed on that subject, having spent a good many 
years in that country as a missionary. She has 
many curios in her home collected in that country. 

On every hand we hear praise for the work of 
the committees who had in hand improvement of 
the church grounds. Friends of the communities 
of St. John's in Pitt County and Holy Innocents 
in Lenoir will be glad to learn that these rural 
churches shared in this. .A.t St. Mary's unsightly 
scru'bby bushes and plants have been removed and 
the plots reset with new stuff arranged in fine 
taste. Walks have been made and covered with 
coarse sand. Those serving on this committee were 
Mrs. Wayne Mitchell, Mrs. Courtney Mitchell, Mrs. 
G. V. Cowper, Mr. Alfred Cheney and others. 



Who said it could not be done? 

A little over a year ago, when more than 100, 
000 Octagon Soap Wrappers were asked for, with 
which to secure two Laundry Pressers for the 
Laundry, there were some who said, "It is an im- 
possible task." But the "Impossible" has again 
been made possible through the enthusiastic sup- 
port of many of the Auxiliaries and Guilds, Ser- 
vice Leagues, Young People's Service Leagues, and 
indi\"iduals throughout the state. 

We have our two fine Presses all installed and 



working and helping very imaterially to shorten the 
hours of lai)or and save time, temper and fuel. 

It is very gratifying to realize that this splendid 
additional equipment has not cost us one penny, 
either for the machines or the freight charges, 
or for setting up and installing same. 

To all our good friend's throughout the state, who 
have helped so wonderfully, we wish to say a very 
heartv and sincere "Thank You." 

Further "Pressing" Needs. 

The budget for 1933 has been reduced so greatly 
that many valuable features of the work have been 
left absolutely unprovided for. We venture to 
ask. therefore for a continued saving of Octagon 
Soap Coupons for the Orphanage that we may be 
enabled -to take care of at least some of these. 

Cottage Garden Clubs. 

Nearly every cottage has its "Garden Plot" and 
the children are busy with plans for both a harvest 
of flowers and vegetables. 

Baseball Equipment. 

If any of our friends have any second-hand or 
discarded equiiMiient we should be glad to have 


Mrs. Anna Boyle Everett 

Mrs. Anna Boyle E\erctt. wife of R. H. Everett 
died on February 20th, at her home in Brunswick, 

Mrs. Everett was born in Plymouth, N. C., reared 
in Hamilton, N. C., where she lived for many years. 

The familv moved to Brunswick, Ga. in 1887. 
Mrs. Everett was a devoted member of the Episco- 
pal Church and had been faithful and loyal in its 

She was 82 years old. 

She is survived bv six sons and one daughter, 
one sister, Mrs. Irene A. Smith of Williamston.X. C. 

"He giveth His beloved sleep." 

Resolutions of the Woman's Auxiliary 
Gatesville, N. C, March 6, 1933 

At a meeting of the Woman's Auxiliar^' of St. 
Mary's Ei)iscopal Church of Gatesvile, North Caro- 
lina, on March 6th, 1933, the following resolutions 
were offered and unanimously adopted : 

Whereas, On the twenty-eighth day of February, 
nineteen hundred and thirty- three. Our Hcavenlv 
Father, in His infinite wisdom saw fit, and did take 
frnni us our friend and neighbor. Mr. John M. 

Glenn ; now, therefore, be it 

Resolved, First, that we deeply deplore the great 
loss sustained by our community, State, and espec- 
ially St. Mary's Church, because she has I'ost in the 
death of this christian character one of her most 
faithful communicants and successful Sunday School 

Second, that it becomes us as a body of christians 
to l)ow with reverance and humility to this dark, 
melancholy and inscrutable dispensation of Provi- 
dence, thus impressively reminding us that ''in the 
midst of life we are in death." 

Third, that we cordially extend to the family and 
relatives of the deceased our sincere condolence and 
heartfelt sympath}' in this their sudden and a.hflict- 
ive bereavement. 

Fourth, that these resolutions be incorporated in 
our minutes, and that a copy be sent to Mrs. Glenn, 
also to The Mission Herald with request for j:)ubli- 

Sallie Parker Cross, 
Helen Sheppard Hand, 
Jimmie Louise Parker Hayes 


Mrs. Margaret Bushall 

We, the members of St. Paul's Auxiliary, Beau- 
fort, N. C, have been saddened by the death of a 
most esteemed co-worker, a member of St. Paul's 
Church and A\'oman's Auxiliary and a contributor to 
all good purposes. She will be greatly missed by 

Resolved, That we express our deep sympathy to 
the husband, family and loved ones. 

Praying God's richest grace on them, granting to 
her peace and joy with her loved ones in Paradise. 

Mrs. N. W. Taylor, 
Mrs. Nannie Thomas, 
Mrs. Carrie Xorcom, 
'■ Committee. 

Marguerite Walker Hines 

At a meeting of St. Mary's Guild of St. Mary's 
Episcopal Church held on the 6th day of March, 
1933, it was re.solved. 

Whereas, The announcement on the evening of 
February 16th, 1933, of the death of Margurite 
Walker Hines came as a great shock to St. Mary's 
Guild and to a great company of friends and admir- 
ers in the City of Kinston. 

Whereas, Our Almighty God in His infinite wis- 
dom has taken from our midst our beloved founder 
and president. 

Whereas, We desire to make this record to her 
faithful, loval and unselfish service to this Guild in 



its founding and niainitenance as member and pres- 

To her fatnily and friends she was a benediction, 
loved by all to whom association with her was a 
cherished happiness and privilege. She was never 
too tired to listen to the cares of others arid always 
lend a helping hand to the sorrowful, hungry and 
sick. She ga\e herself as well as her means and 
spent herself in the work for others and none could 
have pursued it with more disinterested self-sacrifi- 
cing devotion. 

RESOLVED; That,. iji the death of Marguerite 
Walker Hines St. Mary's Guild has lost a faithful 
and efificient president and each member a friend. 

From our hearts we record our love for her, our 
admiration of her gifts, our pride in having associ- 
ated with her radiant spirit and having worked with 
her as our president. 

That we regret her loss and extend to her hus- 
band and boys our sincere sympathy and commend 
them to the tender love and comfort of almighty 

By unanimous resolution we direct that this small 
tribute to her memory be spread upon our minutes, 
that a copy of it be sent with expressions of loving 

sympathy to her husband and that The Mission 
Herald be askd to give it a place in its columns, 

Alice Hines Parrott, 

' ' " ' Hattie Co])e!and Barrus, 

! ' ' Clara Gibson Cuthrell, 

\ / ! : ■ Marian Hodges Walter 

'u.i'.' I ;.' ■ ' Committee. 

Mrs. Harvey C. Hines. 

On the evening of February 16th the sweet spirit 
of Margurite Walker, the beloved wife of- Harvey 
C. Hines, passed from earth to paradise. She lived 
a life that was an horior to her ancestry, typifying 
the noblest and best. To her husband she was a 
true helpmate, a .faithful, devoted wife and mother, 
r;eady to spend and be spent. She was that rare 
soul that knew what to say and what not to say. 
Never any unkind or hurtful word passed her lips — a 
true and loyal friend, beloved by all who knew her. 
She gave freely of herself in every good work, never 
wearied, in well doing. 

The many people at her funeral, the messages 
which came and the flowers that cover her grave 
give some idea of the love she inspired. A. H. H. 


Location Parish or Mission 

Atkinson, C Thomas' 

Aurora, Holy Cross 

Ayrlen, St. James' 

Bath, St. Thomas' 

Be." ufort, St. Paul's 

Belliaven, /St. James' 

Bonnerton, St. John's 

Chccowinity, Trin ty 

Clinton, St. Paul's 

Cniiimb''a. St. Andrew's 

Creswell, St. David's 

l-viPiitr.n, St. Paul's . 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church... 

P;iimville, Emmanuel 

Fnyetteville, St. John's 

Fayetteville, St Joseph's 

Gatesville. St. Mary's 

Golclsboro, St. Stephen's 

Greenville. St. Paul's 

Grifton, St. John's 

Ham Iton,, St. Martin's 

I^trtford, Holy Trinity 

Hope Mills, Christ Church 

J'-ssama, Zion 

Kinston, St. Mary's 

Lake I^andiny-, St. George's 

New Bern, Christ Church 

New Bern, St. Cyprian's 

Plymouth, Grace Church 

Red Spring-.t?, St. Stephen's ..... 

Roper, St. Luke's '• 

J^even Springs, Holy Innocents'. 

Southport, St. Philip's 

"\'anceboro, St. Prul's 

W-shington, St. Peter's 

Will nmston, Ad.vent 

■'■'^ Iming-ton, Good Shepherd .... 

Wilmington, St. James' 

Wilmington, St. John's 

"^""^i'mington, St. Mark's 

Wilmington, St. Paul's 

Wmdscr, St. Thomas' 

Winf-.n, St. John's 

Woodville, Grace Church 


Ahrskie, St Thomas' 
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Burgaw, St. Mary's 

Edenton, St. John the Evangelist 

Elizabeth City, St. Philip's 

Eairfleld, All Saints' 

P.aison. St. Gabriel's 

Goldsboro, St. Andrews 

Kinston, St. Augustine's 

Lumberton, Trinity 

Morehoad City, St. Andrew's.... 

.North West, All Souls' 

Oriental, St. Thomas' 

Pikeville, St. G-orge's 

Roxobel, St. Mark's 

Sl.Tdesville, i^^t. John's 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas' 

Sunbiiry Bt. Peter's 

Swan Quarter, Calvary 

Trenton, Grace Church 

War.'iaw, Calvary 

Washington, St. Paul'.'^ 

Whiteville, Grace Church 

^=^'■intervil!e, St. Lukes 

Wrightsvile, St. Andrew's 

Yeatosville, St. Matthew's 


Aurora, St. Jude's 

Avoca, Holy Innocents' 

Beaufort, St. Clement's 

^Camden, St. Joseph's 

Greenville, St. Andrew's 

Haddock's Cross Roads, 

St. Stephen s .... 

.Tqa^pr, St. 'I homas' 

,')\Turfreesboro, St. Barnabas' .... 

Ponock.«\ille, Mission 

, Roper, St. Ann'.s 

W Uiam.«ton, St. Ignatius' 

Wilmington, "Brooklyn" Mission 

AVilm.ington. Delgado Mission . . 

Wrightsville, St. Augustine's . . 


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The Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
organization of the Diocese will be 
celebrated at the meeting of the 
Annual Con^ ention, in Christ 
Church, New liern. Ma}^ 17 and 18. 
The f'ishop has suggested a special 
Thank Offering to be presented at 
the Communion service on the first 
day of the Con\'ention. Please read 
his letter on page 3. 

May, 1933 






The death of the Bishop of Western North Caro- 
lina will doubtless give rise to some discussion of 
the possibility of changing diocesan boundaries in 
the State. Such suggestions have been made in 
recent years. One suggestion that has been pur 
forward is that the .State be divided into two dio- 
ceses, rather than the three that now exist. This 
originates in a belief that such a consolidation will 
result in the more economical administration of the 
Church in the State. Other suggestions contem- 
plate the maintenance of the three dioceses, with a 
rearrangement of territory. This latter proposal 
is based on the idea that the diocese of North Caro- 
lina now has a disproportionate share of the wealth 
and population of the State. Any proposal looking 
to a change will naturally meet with some opposi- 
tion, because it would interrupt relationships that 
have existed for many years and break ties that are 
very dear. Proposals for any change would prob- 
ably arise elsewhere than in the diocese of North 
Carolina. But if they do come to us we believe 
that it is possible to consider them solely in the light 
of what is best for the Church. — Carolina Church- 
man of the Diocese of North Carolina. 


The Rev. Charles A. Ashby is to return to the 
Diocese on June 1st. when he will become rector of 
St Paul's Church, Edenton. 

Mr. Ashby has been rector of the Church of the 
Gootl Shepherd, Jacksonville, Fla., one of the largest 
parishes in the South, since 1922. He is widely knotwn 
and beloved in North Carolina, having served with 
distinction in two parishes in the State; Christ 
Church, Elizabeth City: and the Church of the Ciood 
.Shepherd, Raleigh. 

Mr. Ashhy's statement in regard to his resig- 
nation, given to the press, will be of interest: 

"It is with reluctance I relinquish my work here, 
but I have felt for some time that I would prefer a 
smaller field. Now that I have convinced, myself 
that the Good Shepherd will be able in time to take 
care of its rather large !)uilding deb<:, I think I can 
with a clear conscience indulge in my wish. 

"When I came in 1922 there was over $110,000 
owing on Worsham Hall and the other rooms put 
up with it. This has been paid oft'. Improvements 
to the Parish house costing over $15,000 have been 
made. A beautiful church, costing, furnished, a- 
round $283 OOfl. has been erected on which including 
the memorials some $()3.000 has been paid. I 
i)elic\-e that nearly sf 200 000 on principal for build- 

ing purposes have been raised since I came, an'd be- \ 
sides we have carried a heavy operating bu'dget part ' 
of that time. ■ 

"I want to get into a smaller work," Dr. Ashby 's 
statement continued. ''I have that opportunity in 
a call to a colonial church, with a beautiful yard 
and other property, near a qvtiet beach where we can 
spend the summer. We know the people there and 
like them. The salary is ample for our simple 
needs, and I can go and take things a bit easier. 

"I am indebted to the good people of the Good 
Shepherd for their lo}^! support," the retiring rec- 
tor concluded, ''and I have made frien'ds I shall al 
wavs treasure." 


The Gift of Montezuma 
A very interesting moving picture, under the 
above title, was given in the CJrphanage auditorium 
on the evening of April 8th, through the courtesy 
of the Hershey Educational Department, showing 
the wonderful plant of the company and the splen- 
did home for children. Some day we hope that we 
may be able to make a ''movie" of the day's activi- 
ties of our home. It would be a wonderful help to 
us to thus be able to take the Thompson Orphanage 
to all our friends. 

Our Girl Scout Troop 

Under the leadership of Miss Ronnie Sheffield, 
an experienced Girl Scout Leader, a troop of Scout.s 
has been organized at the Orphanage and is pro- 
gressing with much enthusiasm. There are a num- 
ber of very fine troops in the city and many advan- 
tages arc apparent in possible inter-troop activities. 

Picture of James B. Duke 

There has been recently presented to the Orphan- 
age, a framed picture of Mr. James B. Duke, from 
the Duke Endowment. The picture has been hung 
in the library where all the children may see the 
face of the good friend who so generously remem- 
bered them. 

Easter Boxes 

Despite bank holidays and restricted banks and 
"no banks" the Easlter clothing boxes came through 
on schedule and gladdened the hearts of the child- 
ren. If your letters of thanks are delayed, please 
bear with us as we are working under pressure these 
days. Meanwhile for all the children and for a very 
grateful Superintendent, I wish to express a most 
heartfelt THANK YOU. 

(Continued on Page 14) 

The Mission Herald 





On Sunday, April 2nd, at 11 A. M., I preached, 
celebrated Holy Communion and confirmed thirteen 
persons presented by the rector. Rev. Worth Wick- 
er, in St. Paul's Church, Beaufort. 

On the afternoon o'i the '2nd, I preached and con- 
firmed six persons, presented by Mr. W'icker, in St. 
Clement's Chnrcli. Peaufort 

From Monday, the 3rd, tn.ough Thui-sday, the 
6th, I preached at the afternoon Lenten services 
in St. James' Church, Wilming-ton. 

On Friday, the 7th, I assisted in conducting the 
funeral of the Rt. Rev. Junius Moore Horner, D. D., 
late Bishoo of Western North Carolina, in Trinity 
Church, A^heville. 

Bishop Horner, who was the first ami only Bi- 
shop of the Missionary District of Asheville, after- 
wards the D'ocese of Western North Carolina, was 
a gentle scholarly man of God who had given his 
best to the State and people throughout a long 

On Sunday, the 9th, at 11 A. M.. I preached and 
confirmed fifteen persons, presented hy the rector, 
Rev. William H. Milton, D. D., in St. James' Church 

In the evening I preached and confirmed four- 
teen persons, presented by the rector. Rev. E. W. 
Halleck, in St. John's Church. Wilmington. 

On Thursday, the 13th, I assisted the rector in 
the celebration of the Maunday Thursday Com- 
munion Service in St. James' Church Wilmington. 

On Easter Day, assisted by the rector, I cele- 
brated Holy Communion in St. James' Church, 
Wilmington, at 8 A. M. 

At ten o'clock on Easter Day I celebrated Holy 
Communion in the C!atherine Kennedy Home, W^il- 

At eleven o'clock I preached, confirmed eight 
persons, presented by the rector. Rev. John V>. 
Gibble, and celebrated Holy Communion in the 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wilmington. 

On Tuesday, the 18th, at 8 P. M.. I preached and 
confirmed seven rers-ons, presented by the Priest in 
charge. Rev. B. F. Huske. D. D., in Grace Church, 

On Sunday, the 23rd, at 11 :15 A. M. I preached 
and confirmed nine persons, presented by the rec^ 
tor. Rev. Alexan;ler Miller, in St. Paul's Church, 

On the evening of the 23r.:l, I preached and con- 
firmed eleven persons, presented by the rector. Rev. 

Henry J. Bowden, in St. Mark's Church, Wilming- 

On the evening of the 24th, I delivered the Com- 
mencement Address in the auditorium of the Clem- 
ent High School, Wallace, N. C. 

This letter is being written on the 25th, so the 
report of my activities for the remainder of the 
month, including my visitation to the churches in 
Martin County, will have to wait until a later issue 
of the Mission Herald. 

IMay I remind our readers again of the Fiftieth 
Anniversary of our Diocese, which will be celebra- 
ted, in connection with our Annual Convention, in 
Christ Church, New Bern, on AJay 17th and 18th. 
You will find the program of the Convention in 
another part of the Herald and I sincerely trust 
that every Parish and Mission will contribute to 
the success of the program by the presence of 
their representatives. 

The oflfering at the opening service on Wednes- 
day, May 17th, at 10:30 A. M., will be a Thank 
Offering for God's guidance throughout the half 
century of our history and especially for the life 
and ministry of liishop Watson, Bishop Strange and 
countless other faithful ones, clerical and lay, who 
having served the diocese with loving zeal, have 
entered into that rest that remains for the peojde 
of God. 

We have not stressed nor urged a large offering 
at such a time of financial unrest, but I helieve that 
everv communicant of the diocese would like to 
share in making that offering worthy of the occa- 

Mav I suggest therefore that in every parish and 
mission, our people be given an o:)portunity to con- 
tribute to this Thank Offering Memorial and that 
the funds collected in each place be brought to New 
IVcrn by the Clerical or I,ay Delegates and placed 
upon the Altar at the time of the opening service 
of Holy Communion. 

y\s we will be celebrating our Fiftieth Anniver- 
sarv, I believe many of us would like to make our 
contributions in units of fifty and I have accord- 
ingly worked (uit the following plan: 

1,000 ])ersons giving fifty ]iennies .$ 500.00 

1,000 persons giving fifty nickels 2,500.00 

500 persons giving fifty dimes 2,500.00 

300 persons giving fifty e|uarters 3,750.00 

100 persons giving fifty half dollars 2.500.00 

50 nersons giving fiftv dollars 2.500.00 


Such a plan if carried out faithfully by less than 
half of the comimuni cants of the diocese would re- 
sult in a real Thank Offering of over fourteen 
thousand dollars and would ena'ble the diocese to 
start upon its second fifty years practically free 
from debt. 

The plan has wonderful possibilities, and while 
the time is short, I believe that it is possible of 

May God bless and ouide and crown with success 
this plan undertaken in His name. 

Faithfully and affectionately, 

Your friend and Bishop, 



MAY 7th TO JUNE 1st. 


11 T2 



7_0imrch of the Holy (Jross, Aurora 11 A. M. 
St. John's, Bonnerton, 3:30 P. M. 
St. Paul's, Washing-ton, 8 P. M. 
Meeting of the National Comwiission on 

Evangelism, Washington, D. C. 
— St. John's, Fayetteville, 11 A. M. 

St. Joseph's, Fayetteville, 8 P. M. 

-Meeting of the Executive Council in New- 
Bern, 8 P. M. 

-Annual IMeeting Diocesan Convention, 

Christ Church, New Bern. 

-Y. P. S. L. Ban([uet, Christ Church, New 

Bern, 7 P. M. 

-Christ Church. New Bern, 11 A. M. 

St. Cyprian's, New Bern, 8 P. M. 
District Meeting, Woman's Auxiliary, St. 

Paul's Church, Wilmington. 10 A. M. 

Church Army T^onference, Washington, D. 


ISaccaluareate Sermon. Woodland Oluey 

High School, 11 A. M. 
Emmamud Church, Farmville, 8 P. M. 
Commenccmtnt, St. Mary's School, Raleigh. 
-Commencement Address, St. Paul's School 
Lawrencexille, Va. 


I wish to correct a mistake made in my .\nnual 
Reoort of our Church School Box Work for 1932. 
Roxobel did send its cpiota promptly. f am s,rry 
to have made such an error. Thank yoti Miss Xor- 
flcet for calling niv juteiition to this error. 1 most 
gladlv acknowledge the mistake ami I wish to ex- 
press mv retire i. 

. MRS. H. M. BC>NNER. 

Box Secretarv iar 1932 

Impressive exercises were rendered by the Sun- 
day School in St. Barnabas' Church, Murfreesboro, 
Easter Day afternoon. .Several Resurrection scenes 
were given in the chancel of the Church. A curtain 
at the Altar rail was arranged to resemble a stone 
wall with a tomb made in it. This was surrounded 
by vases of tall Ea'ster roses, which gave it a more 
realistic appearance. While Miss Bessie Barnes 
read Luke 24; 1-7, members of the Sunday School 
in appropriate costumes acte'd the parts described 
in the reading. The second scene was from John 
20:1-17 and was carried out in the same manner. 
While the congregation sang a hymn the scenery 
was removed and when the curtain opened again 
the Altar with candles, flowei's and the Commun- 
ion vessels upon it were in full view of the congre- 
gation. After the devotionals, which was the regu- 
lar Sunday Scliool service, the Rector made an 
address on the text "and she supposing Him to be 
the gardener, etc." He said, "it would not be amiss 
to look for Jesus in the honest gardener, who is 
making the world more a beautiful and desirable 
place to live in today." He pointed out that the 
Church is God's gardener and called attention to 
some of her methods. In concluding he said, "A 
way is arranged by which one can be certain he has 
found JesuS' — in the sacrament of His body and 
blood. Imagine that it is His body and blood. 
Reverence it as if it were. Believe that it really is. 
Take it as if it really is and for you and your pur- 
poses it will become that. 

At the end of the address the members of the Sun- 
day School took their rnite boxes to the Altar and 
laid them upon the alms basin as the Rector held it 
at the Altar rail. T.hey said the prayer, "North and 
East, etc.'' in unison and knelt there while Matt. 
28; lG-20, our Lord's commssion was read. The cur- 
tain was closed and the congregation sang "O Zion, 

The offering in these mite boxes represents real 
saci'ificial efforts. One little boy managed to save 
a do7pn eggs and sold them for ten cents, which was 
all the money he has had for same time. He put that 
in his mite box. His mother walked a mile Sunday 
afternoon through the rain to take it to Church. 
Lie was im.nble to g^o. 

Rev. AV^irth Wicker will preach a mission in 
Ahoskie, Rev. W. H. R. Jackson of Aurora will 
preach one in Murfreesboro and the former Rector, 
Rev. John. L. Saunders of Philadelphia will preach 
the commencement sermon and a mission in Win 
ton ; all in the month of May. 

MA^; 1033 

General Church 

By Rev. William H. Millon. D. D 

us concerning the work of the women of the 
Church, in addition to the vast help they are ren- 
dering in maintaining wori<ers in the field. 

Eurther progress is reported in the list of build- 
ings to be . erected by the United Thank Offering 
which was presented in 1931. Early in April the 
list stood as follo'ws : 

Brent House, Chicago. For purchase of the 
property, $50,000. Paid and house in constant use. 

Student Ctnter, Lubbock, Missionary District of 
North Texas. $10,000. Finished and dedicated, 
June 1932. 

Addition to St. Ann's Mexican Mission, El Paso, 
Missionary District of New Mexico and Southwest 
Texas. $2,500. In use since spring of 1932. 
■ Toward replacing Epiphany Church, Santo Do- 
mingo, which was destroyed by hurricane. $4,500, 
supplementing insurance. Church opened in Feb- 
ir.ary, 1932. 

Parish Hall for All Saints' Mission, Anchorage, 
Alasika. $5,000. Finished in the summer of 1932. 

Church, Otsu, Japan, district of Kyoto. $14,000. 
Consecrated in January 1933. 

Parish House for Christ Church, together with 
diocesan offices, Sendai, Japan, district of Tohoku. 
.ill2,500 supplementing National Council appropri- 
ation itom undesignated legacies. Dedicated in 
February, 1933. 

HERE IS A TRIBUTE to the unflagging and 
sdf-'sacrificing devotion of our women in this 
time of dearth : 

"We are proud of our branch of the Auxiliary. 
At their last meeting, despite the realization of the 
difficulties which ct^nfronted them, no one thought 
of reducing ol)ligatiOns for service or for sharing in 
the general work of the Church, and it was voted 
unan'monsly to keep the same goal, and to increase 
rafher than to decrease the gifts to the Church's 
in-ogram. They all realized that it would 'be fine 
to have a new carpet, yet they wisely decided that 
could wa't, and wait it will." St. James' Church, 

Alexandria. La. 


FROM THE PAR EAST comes a like tribute to 
the de\-otion of Christian womanhood : 
Among the Church's foreign missionaries wdiose 
salaries were cut, are native Bible women. 
Writing of them in another connection. Dr. William 
C, Sturois savs, in the American Church Monddy: 


" I have seen them in the villages of China, 

going from house to house, speaking to the poor of 
their own class, often weary 'to exhaustion, paid a 
mere pittance, courageous, patient when despised 
and rejected, often old and worn, but with the glory 
of God in their faces and nothing but the good news 
of the Lord Christ on their lips." 

HERE IS ANOTHER individual example: 
When the wife of one of our native country 
clergy died recently, after a painful illness over 
many months, her death, although it occurred just 
at the height of a festival season, was not allowed to 
disturb in any way the festival observance of the 
parish. "Her own faith and that of her family was 
completely triumphant," writes a friend, long resi- 
dent in Japan. "It has been one O'f the many cases 
here in whic'h the Christianity of the Japanese has 
risen to heights that many of us find it difficult to 
attain." An American woman who recently visited 
Japan said that she felt as though she had never 
before realized vvihat Christians were until she met 
them in some of the country missions. 

DO PARISH VISITATIONS by the laity pay? 
Perhaps the following is the answer: 

"A goodly number of the clergy have got their 
laity to make a ])arish visitation. I have heard 
from quite a few, and none of the things some 
thought might happen, have happened. There is 
a general good feeling and appreciation that some 
one from the Church has come for the sake of 
friendship, fellowship, the good of the Church. Here 
is what one family said to me : 

'Mr. Blank called on us. We thought he v^-as 
going to scold us and maybe put us out of the 
church because we haven't paid anything for over a 
year and only go now and then. But he only said 
lie ho:)cd we would begin to come every Sunday, 
money or no money. I tell you it ma'de us feel 
good and we are going to go to Church again and 
pav as soon as we have anything.' 

Well that visit was worth a good many sermons, 
at least such as I can preach." — Archdeacon Walter, 
Diocese of Bethlehem. 

WE CLOSE \\'ITH this note concerning some of 
our own work in a nei.ghboring diocese 
during the past year. 

Part of the practical training which the girls re- 
(Continned on page 14.) "' 




MAY 17 and 18, 1933. 




MAY 17th. 

10:00 A- M. — Organization of the Convention. 
10:30 A. M- — ^Ante Communion Service. 

Annual Address of tlie Bishop of the 
• . Diocese. 

Historical Address, Major B. R. 
Huske, Fayetteville. 
Celebration of the Holy Communion. 
1 :0O P. M.— Lunch. 

Addresses by Governor Ehringhaus, 

Judge Francis D. Winston, and 


2::iO P. M. — Regular Order of Business. 

Rules of Order.) 

Committee on Elections. 

Connmittee on New Parishes. 

Standing Committee. 

Examining Chaplains. 


Department of Finance. 

Committee on Canons. 

Committee on Unfinisbc<l Business. 

Committee on State of the Church. 

Trustees of the Diocese. 

Trustees of the University of the 


Other special Committees. 

Other Reports. , - 

Petitions an'd Memorials. 

Motions and Resolutions. 


<i:00 P. M. — Short service and addi-esses by Rev. 
R. L Johnson on Negro Work ; Rev. 
C. E. Williams on Rural Work; Rev. 
Worth Wicker on Parish Mission 
Work, and a Representative of the 
Woman's Auxiliary on the work of 
that organization. 

MAY 18tlL 

1 :30 A. M.-— Celebration of the Holy Communion. 
10:00 A. M. — Business Session of the Convention. 
Among- the impctrtant matters to come before the 
Convention are : 

L The .Annual Adcb-ess of the Bi.shon. 
2. The celebration of the Fiftieth .KnuiveT-sary of 

tlie Organization of the Diocese. 
?>. Election of Delegates to the Provincial Synod. 
4. fieport r)f the Department of Finance. 

5. Report of the Planning Commission. 

6. Report of the Executive Council. ' 
NOTE : — A very important meeting of the Execu- 
tive Council will be held on Tuesday evening, May 
16, at 8 o'clock in Christ Church Parish House. 


The Rt. Rev. Junius M. Horner, D. D., Bishop of 
the Diocese of Western North Carolina, died at his 
home in Asheville on Wednesday, April 5th, follow- 
ing an extended illness, at the age of 73. The fu- 
neral was conducted on the Friday following in 
Trinity Church, Asheville, and interment was made 
in that city. Many of the Bishops of neighboring 
dioceses were present for the funeral, including Bish- 
op Darst of East Carolina. Bishop Burleson repre- 
sented the National Council. 

Bishop Horner, a native of Oxford, in the Diocese 
of North Carolina, was elected Bishop of the newly 
organized Missionary District of Asheville in 1898, 
and was consecrated December 28th of that year. 
In recent years the Missionary District became a 
Diocese, and Bishop Horner continued as its Bishop. 
Bom in Oxford, N. C, July 7, 1859, he was the son 
of James and Sophronia Moore Horner. 

His father conducted the Horner .School at Ox- 
ford, and it was there that he was prepared for 
college. He entered the University of Virginia, 
where he was a classmate of Woodrow Wilson. .Af- 
ter completing several courses there, Bishop Horner 
attended John's Hopkins l^niversity where he re- 
ceived his Bachelor of z\rts degree. 

He tooik his theological training at the General 
Theological Seminary in New York from which he 
received his Bachelor of Divinity degree. In 1899 
the University of the South (Sewanee) conferred on 
him the degree of Doctor of Divinity. 

In 1890 Bishop Horner was ordained a deacon in 
the Episcopal Church, and in 1891 he preached his 
first sermon. 

For several years following his ordination Bishop 
Horner was co-principal with a brother of the Hor- 
ner School his father had headed. 

He also did missionary work throughout the Ox- 
ford section, and it was partly his activity in this 
line that led to his consecration as Bishop of the 
newly created Missionary District of Asheville in 

WHien the .Asheville Diocese, was organized a few 
years later and this area became the Western North, 
Carolina, Horner remained in 

Of all his work in the Diocese, Bishoo Horner 
was proudest of the school work of the Episcopal 
Church among the children of the mountain coun- 

MAY, 1933 VOiHcOv: SHT 

ties:,> -At one time there were more than 2,000 
children: lin. Parochial schools ainder his charge. 

•lrhproven:ient/fo{;^the pii'blic school ..system has 
caused the disoontinuance of all but four of the 
Episcopal schools. The Valle Crucis School for 
girls, Christ's School for boys at Arden, the Patter- 
son School for boys at I^egenvood, and the Appa- 
lachian School for young children at PenWnd are 
still operating. 

P)ishop Horner was married in 1892 to Miss Eva 
Harker, of, Augusta, Ga. They have three children, 
Mrs. George Forest Butterworth. of .Vew York ; 
Miss Katherine Horner, of Asheville, and Junius 
]\Ioore Horner, Jr., Asheville attorney. 


llishop Darst made his annua' visitation on March 
12. .St Mary's, Christ Church and St. Augustine's 
each presented a class for confirmation. Mrs. 
James Whitfield, Jr., Mrs. Frances Crisp Marcus. 
Mrs. Moore. "Buzz" Mitchel, Julian Coleman and 
Jimmie Graves were confirmed at .St. Mary's: 

On March 3rd, M'ss Helen Cox, coach, put on a 
benefit play. "Go Slow Mary." The play was given 
under the ausoices of the U. D. C, was largely at- 
tended and quite a success. Though she has been 
in this wor'f for over a year, this is the first time 
Kinston has been favored. Congratulations, Helen. 

Pabs Payne from Punta Gordo, Fla., making 
her home in Kinston this winter is able to be out 
of the hospital. Babs was very ill with pneiimonia, 
and her mau}^ friends are most pleased at her re 

Mrs. John H. Anderson of Raleigh attende 1 the 
District meeting of the IJ. D. C, held at Kinston. 
At this meeting Dr. Huske pronounced the invo- 

Mrs. Ma^igie Smith I'utt, now of Ashevdle, X. C, 
formerly of St. John's. Pitt County, was a patient 
last week at Alemorial CJeneral Hospital, Kinston. 
It will be remembered Airs. Butt taught in a good 
many schools in Eastern Nbrth Carolina, and old 
friends and former pupils will be glad to have news 
of her. \'.-, . 

I,ast Sunday- waafiuite a day for our young 
sportsmen. An Archery Convention was held here 
and the "bow 'n' arry" artists were here from many 
sections including a "c'hampeen archerer." The cham- 
pion shot arrows into the air from every conceiv- 
able Dos'tion, displaying great skill. 

St. Marv's has been favored with visits from the 
Rev. I deL. Brayshaw. New Bern, Rev. W. A. Lilly- 
croi, Greenvdle, and Rev. Mr. Gresham, Goldsboro, 
who addressed the Eadies'"Study Class and he alsc> 
htld Ihe Mondav Eenten service. 

Our Rector, held a service at Good Shepherd, 
Raleigh; ^'l&o, at this , old _home, Fayette ville^.. He 
repp^edf^fine -iCQtigregations at each place. 

Victor Dalwsou'at school in Washington, D. C, 
Albert Cowper at Chapel Hill, Claude Carrow at 
.State and William Snow were recent visitors at 
their homes. 

Miss Delia Jeffrie's Edwards, tiny infant of Mr. 
and Mrs. Eugene Edwards, was christened on a 
recent Sunday before the morning service. Quite 
a few visitors were present for the event 

The High-Y Convention, a high school girls club 
met recently in Kinston There were three or four 
sessions including' a banciuet. All were well at- 
tended. The T^reiSiident of the organization is Miss 
Helen Hodges CarrmV of Kinston, St. Mary's. Quite 
a successful meeting". 

Our S. S. Superintendent, Emeritus Dall F. Woot- 
eri, ran a race last week. He ran so well, he allmost 
became mayor. His many friends are hoping he 
will win out in the next primary. 



Christ Church House is the scene of much 
activity these days in preparation for the Fiftieth 
Anniversary of the Diocese. The Parish House is 
being renovated and will be in lovely shape by the 
time the guests arrive. Man}' plans are being for- 
mulated and committees appointed to put them into 
execution, and every one is looking forward to a 
haopy and busy time at the Convention. 

Christ Church Y. P. S. L. had a most interesting 
time on Easter night, when Miss Pearl Keller, a 
missionary from Liberia, home on furlough made a 
talk 'to the League and told of her experiences in 
that faraway and most difficult mission field of our 
Church. Miss Keller